Summer Library Hours
June 22 – August 20, 2021

Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

·       Curbside Pick-ups Continue!
·       Book Bundles available!
·       VIP Hour: 10:00-11:00 AM every day!
The occupancy limit will now be raised to 5 people/or one family
for a brief 30-Minute Browsing Session.
Please do not bring in food, drinks or animals.
Masks are required while inside the library building,
 and recommended for our programs outside.
Walk-ins are now welcome, but we encourage families to call ahead to schedule an appointment, so that your preferred time is reserved.

Summer Reading Programs and other Activities
will be held outside around the band stand (weather permitting), or virtually.
for details, and changes to the schedule.

For safety during our programs, family groups should be spaced 6 feet apart to account for social distancing. Bring your blankets to sit on.
Given that our Summer Reading Program target population, for the time being, cannot be vaccinated, the library will recommend that all wear masks.
Thanks for helping to keep everyone safe, especially our youngest library visitors.
Read Phase Three Modified HERE

We 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
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

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 card holders 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

Toddler Story Times!
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.
Story Time has moved outside to meet around the Town band stand!
Rhymes, songs and music, and stories. FUN!

NOTE! See our Summer Reading Schedule below for dates!

Cannot make it? Enjoy our
pre-recorded story times and videos that are always available on our website. Click HERE to access.
NEW this week! 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 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.
Still Available!
Book Bundles for Children
Children's Book Bundles To Go!

We know everyone is 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.
Check out one of our new
Playaway Launchpads!
Our new Playaway Launchpads will be available for checkout very shortly.
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. A new experience with every Launchpad checked out. They come with a durable cover. No internet connection or camera. They are hassle and worry-free.

More information about them below!

"Take and Make" Crafts
"Tails and Tales" themed Take and Make crafts will be back each week during SRP.
Come on down to pick up this week's very colorful dino craft starting on Tuesday, July 20th.
Thanks to Amanda for volunteering her time to make these crafts bags for us!

PLEASE Help! I am still missing seven pieces of our Collaborative Art Puzzle. It is time to put this project together, and we cannot do so without these pieces. Thanks for looking for them.
Adult Programs
and Programs for Fun!
Men's Coffee

Every Friday at 9:00 AM

Men's Coffee will meet outside every Friday.
Find us around the band stand, or around the picnic table, or maybe even at the Zeller's yard.

Bring your own chair and your own coffee!

Please Note: If the weather forecast looks poor for a Friday outside meeting, I will send a Zoom link on Thursday afternoon, or Friday morning for a virtual meeting.

Thank you!

Still Available!
Adult Book Bundles 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 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.
2021 New Hampshire Traditional Arts Grant Project
sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
on display at the library
Currently on display at the library is a display by FY21 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Team, Master Artist Scott Biron and Apprentice Chuck Fritz.
Their Apprenticeship focused on sharing and learning Northern New England Fly patterns, the originators and their methods of tying the patterns.
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants help communities preserve their cultural heritage through the learning and passing on of traditional arts and folklife–including crafts, music, dance, and foodways–so that future generations can continue to benefit from them. Apprenticeship grants fund a master traditional artist to teach a qualified apprentice in one-to-one sessions for a minimum of 65 hours over a period of six to ten months.
Close up photo of one of the beautiful New England streamer patterns on display. This is a Bonbright streamer fly, adapted by Bert Quimby. It is one of Maine's earliest salmon flies.

If you would like more information about the display or the flies, please reach out to Scott Biron, or by visiting his website HERE

The Library will host a presentation by Scott Biron:
Fishing Remote New Hampshire Ponds with a float tube and a fly rod.
Thursday, September 23, 6:30 PM via Zoom
More info coming soon!
Dunbarton Public Library
Summer Reading Program, 2021
Dunbarton Public Library
Summer Reading Program, 2021

Our Summer Reading theme for 2021 is ‘Tails and Tales.’ As always, there are "Take and Make" crafts, reading logs, and an incentive program for preschoolers and school-aged children who read 20 minutes per day. We so hope that this year will not just be about books, but transitioning back to being together as a community!
Keep checking our Facebook page to find more details!
Safety Information and requirements HERE

Check out our Programs and Activities!

Story Times will be held in-person, around the band stand, weather permitting.

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM:
July 21
and August 4
with special guest reader, Sgt. Chris Remillard
of Dunbarton Police Department
Geared for children 18 months to 5 years, but everyone is welcome!
Rhymes, stories, music, bubbles and lots of fun.
Due to limited space, ​please let us know that you are coming, 774-3546 or
Thank you so much.
For safety, during our outdoor programs, family groups should be spaced 6 feet apart to account for social distancing. Bring your blankets to sit on.
Given that this population, for the time being, cannot be vaccinated, the library will recommend that all wear masks.
Thanks for helping to keep everyone safe, especially our youngest library visitors.
Reading to Dogs! "Tell a Tale to a Tail"

Reading to Dogs is a reading program designed to improve children's reading skills.
Read aloud to a ​​registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205.
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! No walk-ins.
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
THIS 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 for the link.
New England K9 Search and Rescue
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.
Space is limited. Please call the library to let us know you are coming.
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 may be dropped off at the library.
Samson says thank you so much!
ARPA Subgrants
to New Hampshire Public Libraries
The Dunbarton Public Library was recently the recipient of $1321 in grant funding thanks to federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the New Hampshire State Library.
Using the grant funds, the library has purchased a portable outdoor sign, and several Playaway Launchpads to support children's educational and developmental needs.
Thank you so very much to IMLS and the New Hampshire State Library.
More info about ARPA HERE
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546