Dunbarton Public Library
Phase Three of our Reopening Plan.

The Dunbarton Public Library is open for limited inside “In and Out” Browsing Services --by 30-minute appointment. Please make your appointment in advance by phone or email. The number of people in the building will be occupancy-limited to three people (two people and the director), OR a parent with a family unit, to allow for a minimum of 6 feet social distancing. A 30-minute appointment may be used for computer use. Only one person per computer.
Please note that there will be no public seating or tables for meeting until further notice.

During Phase Three of the Dunbarton Public Library's Phased Reopening Plan, all patrons over the age of 3 are required to wear a face covering over the nose and the mouth while in the building. If a patron is unable or unwilling to wear a face covering, or is unable to enter the building, they may use the outside No-Contact Curbside Pickup. This service will be offered to all until further notice.
The 10:00-11:00 AM hour each day will be reserved for seniors and high-risk or immunocompromised library users. We ask everyone to respect this accommodation.

Programs will continue to be virtual until further notice.

Library hours for appointments and curbside pick-ups will remain:
 Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
And Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

We are happy to welcome you back, and appreciate your patience as we
make employee and community safety our first priority.

It is important to note that our plan is a working document.
Details are fluid and subject to change.

Be safe and be well.
Mary Girard, Director
 and the Dunbarton Public Library Board of Trustees

Curbside Pick-ups
will continue for all until further notice!

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 to grab and go
outside our front door.
Green Exterior Book Drop is open!

Our green exterior book drop is open 24/7 for your drop-off convenience.
At this time, materials will continue to be quarantined and checked in after 72 hours.
We are not accepting donations at this time.
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.
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

Virtual Toddler Story Time
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.
Rhymes, songs and stories.

Cannot make it? Enjoy our
pre-recorded story times and videos that are always available on our website. Click HERE to access.
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 library. This is a great way for readers to enjoy and interact with a story in an outdoor setting, while promoting physical activity. Start right outside our door on School Street, and make your way around the building. Please social distance. Thank you! Enjoy.
StoryWalks were created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, in partnership with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Book Bundles for Children
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.
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 Book Chat

Wednesday, June 16 , 2021
at Noon via Zoom.

If you would like to join us, please email dunlib@gsinet.net.

Books are still available!
For Fun!

Puzzle Swap Continues!
Puzzles to Go!
Our annual puzzle swap is STILL going strong, although I have moved everything inside now. If you are interested, please let me know.
Thanks so much for the fabulous donations!
Summer Reading Program, 2021

Sign-up will be the Week of June 22-26, 2021

Our Summer Reading theme for 2021 is ‘Tails and Tales.’ As always, there will be reading logs and an incentive program for preschoolers and school-aged children. We so hope that this year will not just be about books, but transitioning back to being together as a community!
Keep checking here, our website, or our Facebook page to find more details!

Activities and Programs Scheduled so far:

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM:
"Find A Truck"- a Family Scavenger Hunt: This year our annual "Touch a Truck" will turn into a "Find a Truck" Scavenger hunt. Families can safely drive to find Dunbarton's finest rescue vehicles and heavy equipment at their garage! Pick up a Scavenger Hunt form at the library. Need help finding the garages? I will give you a map. Drive around to find all of the vehicles on display. Turn in your form to the library, and you might win a big prize! Thanks to the Dunbarton Fire, Police, Highway Dept and Transfer Station for participating.

Wednesday, July 14th at 10:30 PM: Mr. Aaron LIVE on the Town Band Stand
(virtual if the weather is bad)
Count on a thrilling musical adventure with Mr. Aaron. The stories continue, with loads of upbeat, playful music and great tunes to sing along to! We love Mr. Aaron!

Tuesday, July 20th at 1:30 PM: Virtual Squam Lake Science Center:
"No Two Tails Alike"
An animal’s tail can serve as a rudder when swimming, help with agility during flight, or can even function like an extra hand. Meet live native wildlife ambassadors as a naturalist from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center tells tales of the tails of some of New Hampshire’s native wildlife.
To register, email dunlib@gsinet.net for the link.
Reading to Dogs! "Tell a Tale to a Tail"
One dog and handler will join us each session!
We will meet 1:1 safely outside on the band stand.
Please register for a 15-minute reading session
in advance!

Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM
outside on the Town Band Stand
Read to Murray and handler Liz

Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM
outside on the Town Band Stand
Read to Mr. T and handler Nancy

NO Reading on Thursday, July 22, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:30 AM
outside on the Town Band Stand
Read to Mr. T and handler Nancy

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM
outside on the Town Band Stand
Read to Lilly and handler Liz
We will hold Story Times in-person around the band stand. Bring a blanket!
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM: June 23, 30, July 7, July 21 and August 4
Get ready for stories, rhymes, music, parachute play and bubbles!
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM: Demonstration by New England K9 Search and Rescue on and around the Town Band Stand
These specially trained K9s (dogs) and their handlers provide trained search and rescue to the law enforcement agencies of Vermont and New Hampshire, and assist in their efforts to locate lost and missing persons.

In the true spirit of our "Tails and Tales" Summer Reading Program,
the library will be accepting donations of cat and dog supplies that we will donate to the Pope Memorial SPCA. Want to help?
Please read over their wish lists HERE.
Donations can be dropped off when we start our Summer Reading Program.
Thank you so much!

Community Information
Special Election
 State Representative

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Voting Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

At the Dunbarton Community Center
20 Robert Rogers Road, Dunbarton NH
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546