The Dunbarton Public Library staff and Board of Trustees invite the community to celebrate National Library Week,  April 4-10, 2021.  
The theme for National Library Week, “Welcome to Your Library”, promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic, all libraries across the country pivoted and adapted to the changing world, expanding resources to continue to meet the needs of their users.
The past year has been difficult. It is hard to believe that many of you have NOT been into the library over the course of the year. Celebrating National Library Week this year will help remind us all of the value and importance of our libraries. I am grateful for all the ways the library WAS able to serve our patrons and community, and for the flexibility and creativity shown by the Board of Trustees and library staff to re-imagine the library through the pandemic. We hope that everyone will hang in there, take time to relax, attend one of our online programs, use our electronic services, or our curbside pick-up services. Please give us a call if you have any questions. We are still here for you—online 24/7, by phone, and in person soon!

The library is currently offering
"No-Contact"
Curbside Pick-ups and Returns
(no inside browsing at this time)

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Please find the pick-up cart with your requests
 outside our front door.

Click the link below for more details, or call the library if you have questions.
Be safe and be well.

Electronic Resources

What’s New?
Check out our catalog.
Place your holds!
Browse our catalog HERE .
Place holds on materials by logging in to your library account with card number and password, calling 774-3546, or emailing a list to dunlib@gsinet.net.

Please note that holds will be filled during hours of operation, T-F 10-4 and Sat 10-2. Please expect a wait time of up to 24 hours. Thank you.
Need a password? Call the library and we can get you set up.

Our catalog has NEW
Reader's Advisory features!
New Hampshire Downloadable Book Content
Just a reminder that we
are OPEN virtually 24/7.

Download books, audios and magazines anytime with your card, PIN and Libby app available from your app store.
Call the library to set up your password.
Ancestry Library Edition
This fabulous resource is still available for us to use at home! To access, please log in to your library account with card number and password. Scroll down through our Electronic Resources listed to the ALE link. Need help? Please call the library.
Children's Programs
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Congratulations to this young man!
 So proud of you!
You can do it, too.








Online Toddler Story Time

Rhymes, Stories and Songs:
Red Rubber Boot Day
by Mary Lyn Ray

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
at 10:30 AM via Zoom
Please call the library for the link. All are welcome to join us.
Bring your shakers!

Pre-recorded story times and videos are always available on our website. Click HERE to access.
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Reading to Dogs Virtually
A virtual reading program designed to improve children's reading skills. Read to a registered/certified therapy dog and their handler from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205 the following Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM:

Thursday, April 8--Murray and Liz
Thursday, April 22--Jake and Pat
Thursday, May 13--Lily and Liz

Call the library to schedule your session!
Bundles of Love
Children's Book Bundles To Go!

We know you are busy. Let us help! We will handpick books from our shelves with your special requests in mind. Please call the library, 774-3546, and we will do the rest!
Kindly give us 24 hours, and then we will have your book bundle ready for curbside pick-up.
Adult Books by the Bundle

Books to go!
Our Book Bundles for children have been a big hit, so we are extending this offer to adults!
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.
NEW! Spring Time StoryWalk

The joy of reading in the outdoors is a wonderful experience for all ages. Story Walks are set up for walkers to read each laminated page of a story (attached to stakes) and installed around the front of our building. This is a great way for readers to enjoy and interact with a story in an outdoor setting, while promoting physical activity. Start at our front door! Please social distance. Thank you.

StoryWalks were created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, in partnership with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Adult Virtual Programs
Virtual Men's Coffee

Every Friday at 9:00 AM

To join us, please contact the library for the Zoom link. Thanks!



Virtual Loving-Kindness Meditations
with Judy Caron
Living Mindfully, NH

Participate in an hour-long Loving Kindness Meditation via Zoom.
7:00-8:00 PM:

Thursday, April 8 and 22
Thursday, May 13 and 27

Please contact the library if you are interested in participating.
Virtual Book Chat

Wednesday, April 21 , 2021
at Noon
via Zoom.
If you would like to join us, please email dunlib@gsinet.net.

Books available NOW
for May discussion.
Delicious Easy Meals for Health and Longevity
THIS Tuesday, April 6, 2021
6:00 PM

A virtual cooking presentation with
Leslie Cerier
via Zoom

Leslie Cerier is an internationally recognized farm to table vegetarian chef, educator, and author. She is passionate about expanding people's palate and leads cooking workshops all over the world.
To register, please email the library dunlib@gsinet.net.
Virtual Author Visit with
Ty Gagne
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7:00 PM via Zoom
We are very excited to host New Hampshire author Ty Gagne for a discussion of his newest book
The Last Traverse: Tragedy and Resiliance in the Winter Whites.
A true story of two friends on a winter hike on the Franconia Ridge that goes awry.
Please email dunlib@gsinet.net to register.

Author Visit
with Rebecca Rule
That Reminds me of a FUNNY Story!

Sponsored by NH Humanities
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:30 PM
virtual via Zoom
Rebecca Rule is a writer, humorist, and storyteller. She has traveled throughout New England, telling stories and gathering them. One story always leads to another...
Rebecca's latest book is a collection of best-of-the-best stories. It is also a memoir -- how she came to be a storyteller, why storytelling matters, and what she has learned about the craft in the hundreds of performances she has given. 
 
Registration info is coming shortly!
For Fun!

Puzzle Swap Continues...
Puzzles to Go!
Our annual puzzle swap is going strong. Find nearly brand new puzzles for adults and children to grab and go, or swap out on our outside pick-up cart. Please take just one puzzle per family due to limited supplies. Thank you.
Thanks so much for the donations!
"Take and Make" Crafts
THIS WEEK! Make a Pretty Magnet
Suitable for children (with supervision) and adults.
Everything is provided, except glue.

Find the "Take and Make" Crafts outside for pickup starting
Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Please choose only one due to limited supplies. Thanks!
Community Information
Vaccine Registration INFO


Vaccine Registration HERE
Tax Information
Update: Tax Day for Individuals extended to May 17, 2021.
Need forms? Please call the library. We can print out most forms for curbside pickup.

Visit www.irs.gov for more forms and filing options.
Bow-Dunbarton Community Read
Join the
SAU 67 Cultural Diversity Reading Celebration
connecting all of our libraries together for a community read program during March-April 21, 2021

Hosted by Matt Fisk, and the
Bow-Dunbarton School District Diversity and Equality Committee

Book List HERE
Bookmark HERE

For more info
FYI!
Saturday, April 24th--National Prescription Drug Take-back Day
For more information, please contact
Dunbarton Police Department, 774-5500.
SAVE The DATE!
National Coffee with a Cop Day
October 6, 2021
This will be a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, enjoy nice coffee, and get to know the fine officers of the Dunbarton Police Department.

If you have questions,
please email Sgt. Remillard:
chrisremillard@gsinet.net
Dunbarton Garden Club
Daffodil Fertilizer Sale

5 lb pre-packaged daffodil fertilizer is available for sale.

Call Donna for more details and to purchase, 774-4567.




 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546