A Library Reopen is pending!

Please read the important information below:

The new entry construction is mostly complete--- HOWEVER, we do still have contractors here working on exterior lighting, the elevator, the exterior doors, and finishing up odd jobs. We do not have a certificate of occupancy yet.

(The Upper Town Hall is a work in progress, and is not finished/operational yet, but
that work will not prevent the library from reopening).

We do NOT have a firm date for a library reopen yet, but believe that the library is on the brink of a full reopen with no restrictions within a week or so.
We will let you know immediately when we are able to return to
our normal operating hours which are:

Tuesday and Thursday 1-8 PM, Wednesday and Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-2.

At that time our book drop will be moved to a
permanent home at the south side of the library building.

Thanks for your patience and support during the project,
and now during this very exciting time.
We can't wait to reintroduce you to your beautiful public library.

FYI: We are STILL operating in "curbside services mode" until we get a green light. Our exterior book drop and pick-up bin are still located in front of the town offices---right side, near the Building Department entrance.

Call 774-3546 for any assist you may need.
FYI: Materials not picked up will be brought inside overnight. We will put them back out the next day.

All programs will remain virtual, with Story Time and Chair Yoga
meeting at the DCC Vestry for the duration, and perhaps a bit beyond.

If you would like a library card, need help or assistance, please call 774-3546. If you do not reach us, please call us back. Thanks!
FYI: We will post any schedule change (or snow closure or delay) to our website, Facebook page and WMUR.

Wi-Fi is available in our parking lot.

Thank you for understanding. We have lost our storage space.
Need some ideas for where to donate? Call the library and we will surely help you.
Electronic Resources

We can help you easily navigate our
"Curbside Pick-up" Services:

To access our materials, click to see our full online catalog HERE .

HOW TO PLACE A HOLD: To place holds on items currently in our catalog for outside pick-up, please log in to your library account in the upper right with your card number and PIN. Please pick up promptly. Thank you!
Need some help, call 774-3546 or email dunlib@gsinet.net.
Please do not reply to this email because we will not see it.

Holds and pick-ups are only during hours of normal operation. Thank you.
Do you need a password? Call the library and we can get you set up!
New Hampshire Downloadable Book Content
Open Virtually 24/7
A reminder to OverDrive app users: changes are coming SOON!! The legacy OverDrive app will be discontinued at the end of April and you’ll need to switch to Libby, OverDrive’s newest reading app. We highly recommend upgrading to Libby today. It’s easy to use and full of fun features. You will love it. Find our more information at this link: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/switchtolibby

ATTENTION Kindle Fire Users!
The Libby app is not available in the Amazon app store for your device, BUT you will be able to use the webapp version of Libby using the Silk browser on your Kindle Fire device.
Visit the Libbywebapp on your Silk and then follow the prompts to add a library and a library card to Libby. Once configured, the webapp version of Libby is good to go. It will approximate the mobile app. Call the library for help if needed!

Looking for Large Print Titles?

The New Hampshire State Library has expanded their Large Print Book Collection.
Talking Books, part of the New Hampshire State Library, has purchased a new collection of circulating large print titles with ARPA funds that libraries can request via ILL.
Please call the library for assistance.
Children's Programs

Toddler Story Times are On the Go!

We are meeting at the DCC Vestry, until we can
(the white building to the right of the church in Dunbarton Center.)

Rhymes, stories, music, activities, a take home craft and"Stay and Play".
Wednesday mornings 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
on the first floor of the DCC Vestry.
Thank you, DCC!
Please continue to park in the town parking lot---it is much safer than unloading on Route 13.

Please bring a blanket to sit on, water and very light snacks. After the activities, we provide a "Stay and Play" component. This is a great opportunity for children to play, and moms/dads to meet and mingle.
All are most welcome!

Read to a Dog!
Why read to a dog? Because dogs are friendly and comfy, judgement-free (no pressure!), and they love the attention of being read to.
Kids will gain more confidence in their reading aloud skills, and enjoy the company of a new friend.
Read aloud to Mr. T, a ​​registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205.

Children in Grade K-4 who register will have a 20 minute session on the following Thursdays, from 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM:

March 30,
April 13 and April 27
and May 11.

Please call the library to register!
New Hampshire 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.
The goal is to read 1,000 books before your little one starts kindergarten- and yes you can repeat books! We know that all kids have favorites! If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. By the time they start kindergarten, it's possible to have read 1,825 books together!
Not only will your child benefit from having a larger vocabulary, and more interest in reading, but studies have shown that reading to a child daily is an early indicator of academic success. The bonding time while you read to/with a child is possibly one of the most wonderful benefits!
Do you have questions? Need more logs?
Please call the library!

Check out one of our Playaway Launchpads!
Playaway Launchpads are available for checkout.
These pre-loaded tablets have interactive learning apps and games that are just perfect for prechoolers and elementary students. Each tablet is already loaded with games such as math, science, transportation, art.
Orion Starblast Telescope
Did you know that we have a telescope available for you to check out? Adult patrons in good standing can borrow the telescope for one week. The telescope was donated by the NH Astronomical Society as part of the Library Telescope Program. Call for information!
Adult Programs
Men's Coffee

Every Friday at 9:00 AM.
Due to the construction project, this program will continue to meet in the Vestry of the Dunbarton Congregational Church.

Bring your own coffee.

Adult and Children
Book Bundles TO GO!
We are still doing this if requested. Book Bundles might be for you if you are not comfortable requesting books online, or like surprises!! We will handpick books from our shelves with your special requests in mind. Please call the library, or email dunlib@gsinet.net for service.

FYI: This is not an on-demand service. We ask that you please kindly give us 24 hours to get your book bundle ready for curbside pick-up. Thanks so much.
Jigsaw Puzzles TO GO!
We still got em!, if you want them! Find nearly new puzzles for adults and children to grab and go, or swap out.
Online "Loving Kindness" Meditation
Join an online hour-long, very relaxing Loving Kindness Meditation with host Judy Caron.
We will meet the following
Thursdays online at 7:00 PM:

March 23
April 6
April 20
May 4

If you would like to join us, please let us know and we will get you a link.
Delicious Quick and Easy Smoothies
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 6:30 PM
Presented by Leslie Cercier via Zoom

In this smoothie demonstration on Zoom, Leslie will teach us how to make healthy, rich, nourishing smoothies from scratch:
Fruit Smoothies for a Meal and Refreshing Drink
Cacao Smoothies for Pick Me Up Snacks 
And of course, Leslie will introduce Eco-Friendly tips for gathering organic ingredients to use for your health and pleasure.
The Healthy Sweeteners to Use
How to Make Creamy Dairy and Dairy Free Smoothies 
Health Supportive Superfoods for Energy and Stamina
And Much More…
Time for Q&A

Chair Yoga
We will now meet twice per month. Thank you to Sherry!

All sessions on the following Thursdays at 11:00 AM.

March 30
April 13 and April 27
May 25
June 8 and June 29

We will meet at the DCC Church Vestry for the duration of the construction project. Please wear comfy clothes. We provide the chairs.

All are welcome!
Book Discussion
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Please join us for a lively discussion of the Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan.

Books are available now!

Dunbarton Public Library
Seed Library
Borrow, Grow, Return
We have started a small seed library in our old card catalog. It will be a free local resource for growing and saving seeds.
Later in the year, if you have a successful harvest, and would like to share your seeds, we would love them!
Thank you!
Library Grand Reopening Celebration Week
April 23-April 29th

Please join us for Grand Reopening activities
during National Library Week

Please SAVE these DATES!
Dunbarton Inspiration Group Art Show all month.
A big concert with Mr. Aaron on Wednesday, April 26th at 10:30 AM
Chair Yoga with Sherry Gamble on Thursday, April 27th at 11:00 AM
Read to Mr. T on Thursday, April 28th (you must register)

and a Grand Reopening Party on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.
Matthew Schlottman will start off the day with a bagpipe dedication.
Sandy and Joe's hotdog cart will be here!
Cake, prizes, etc. etc!

More details coming shortly. We can't wait!
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546