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 outside on the driveway
(safe and far away from the roof ice and snow fall line).
You may grab and go!

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.
You may 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 wonderful 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








Online Toddler Story Time

Rhymes, Stories and Songs

Pajama Story Time
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
at 10:30 AM via Zoom
Please call the library for the link. All are welcome to join us in your pajamas! Stuffies and other babies are always welcome.
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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, February 25--Jake and Pat
Thursday, March 11--Lily and Liz
Thursday, March 25--Mr. T and Nancy
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
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!
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 Mindful Meditations
with Judy Caron
Living Mindfully, NH

Participate in an hour-long Loving Kindness Meditation via Zoom.
7:00-8:00 PM:
Thursday, February 25th
Thursday, March 11 and 25
Thursday, April 8 and 22
Thursday, May 13 and 27

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
at Noon
via Zoom.

Books are here!
Call for your curbside pickup.
Winter Pantry--Soul Warming Recipes
A Virtual Cooking Demonstration

with Liz Barbour's Creative Feast

Thursday, March 4, 2021 via Zoom
6:30 PM.

If you are interested, please register directly with Liz Barbour!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-Chqj4jGNSJdI6mz6IFwAzd1OE5seQD
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Liz containing information about joining the meeting.
Delicious Easy Meals for Health and Longevity
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.
Registration through the library is coming shortly.
Special Places in Dunbarton
Watercolors by Alison R. Vallieres

View the watercolors on the Dunbarton Public Library's Virtual Art Wall,

For Fun!

Winter Puzzle Swap
Puzzles to Go!
Our annual puzzle swap is going strong. Find some 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
Make your own "seuss-tacular" Cat in the Hat or Thing 1 or Thing 2 mask!
A simple craft for children. Everything is provided except tape, glue and crayons.

Find the "Take and Make" Crafts outside for pickup starting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Please choose only one due to limited supplies. Thanks!
Community Information
News from the Dunbarton Town Moderator, February 22, 2021:

Dear fellow Dunbartonians,
School District Meeting (March 6th) and Town Meeting (March 9th) are coming up. This note is meant to clarify the reasoning behind holding the meetings as close to our usual procedures as we can, addressing the two major concerns: the risk to health due to COVID-19 and maintaining the ability for all who want to participate in each meeting.
The three options available to the Select Board and School Board this year are to 1.) hold their annual meetings with social distancing precautions; 2.) reschedule the meetings to a later date; or 3.) have the presentation of the warrant done over the internet by the board followed by “drive through” voting. Each option has pros and cons. The reschedule option creates timing difficulties for each Board’s contractual obligations and ability to plan for the coming year. The “drive through” option allows no real-time discussion of the warrants and does not allow anyone to make amendments to the articles on the warrant. Each Board felt that much of what makes Town Meeting and School District meeting valuable would be lost with this option.
The social distancing option has the risk of a large gathering. Both boards felt that this risk can be decreased by setting up the room for social distancing and having all participants wear masks. I agree with their decisions. We have the advantage of meeting in a large, high ceilinged room that is well ventilated. We also have the advantage of having “overflow rooms” in the school if needed that can be linked electronically to the meeting in real time. The “overflow rooms” will also allow for attendance by those for whom wearing a mask presents difficulties. This will allow full participation in the meeting for all attendees.
Each board is also exploring the possibility of streaming each meeting in real time on the web. This would provide any who wish to watch the proceedings, but not to comment or vote. State law requires voters be present to check in with the Supervisors of the Checklist in order to speak or vote at the meeting. This check in cannot be done over the internet.
Some in town have expressed to me a health concern about coming to either meeting. That is understandable. We each have our own assessment of how much risk attendance involves and how much risk we are willing to take. Clearly, there is no solution this year that will satisfy every resident’s concerns. The plan developed by the Boards is an attempt to be the best compromise in a difficult situation.
One last thought about the wearing of masks. At the presidential election, we had four town residents refuse to wear masks, one for health reasons and three for philosophical reasons. All did vote using an extension of the voting space that was outside the community center. Using this alternate space was an inconvenience to voting officials during an exceedingly hectic day, but we were willing to provide it to preserve their ability to vote. From my point of view, those who refused a mask for philosophical reasons were inconsiderate of other town residents who were worried about contagion and of our voting officials.
At our upcoming annual meetings we will have an alternate room for those who refuse to wear a mask. Town officials remain committed to making it possible for any registered Dunbarton voter to participate in the meetings. For those of us who do not believe it necessary to wear a mask or believe it is their right not to, please add to your thinking the concerns of your fellow town residents and the efforts of your elected officials. Please wear a mask.
Rene Ouellet,
Town and School District Moderator
774-5028

Need Vaccine Information?
Vaccine Information HERE
Tax Information
Need forms? Please call the library. We can print out most forms for curbside pickup.
Need more help? Visit nhtaxhelp.org to arrange for virtual help with an AARP Tax Aide. Call 211 if you cannot access nhtaxhelp.org. The AARP will contact you to set up a time to answer your questions.
Visit www.irs.gov for more forms and filing options.
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546