Freedom Public Library Newsletter

Freedom Public Library

Late May 2024

Librarian's Corner

Library director Chris Libby

Blackflies are in the air, which means, at least in my head, I’m in full summer mode. It’s another month or so before the Library’s summer events get underway, but we’re finalizing plans, getting handouts ready, and preparing for the inrush of donated books we’ll start accepting on June 29th.


Holiday Closure

The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day. The book drop & sale in the front vestibule are available 24/7 for your convenience.

waving American flag

Featured Artist

Photo of painting by Betsy Eaton

Artist Betsy Eaton will be the Featured Artist at the Freedom Public Library for May - July. For more information, see our Featured Artist page.


Been wanting to try out Pickleball, but not sure you want to commit to buying gear? We've got you covered! Now included in our Library of Things is a Pickleball set including two racquets and four pickeballs. Give it a try, and see what you think!

Pickleball Equipment

Crafting with Amanda

Image of a decorated flower pot

Perk up your garden with a new flower pot! Join Amanda on Saturday, May 18th from 10:30-12:30 to paint a terra cotta plant pot. Pots will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Registration required. Email Amanda for more information.

Matinée Café

The Matinée Café is a monthly movie showing for adults on one Sunday every month!

Mark your calendars--the next Matinée Café will be held on Sunday, May 19th. The house will open at 2pm, and the movie will begin at 2:30. This month's movie is The Taste of Things (2023, PG-13).

Matinee Cafe logo

Bakers Wanted

Image of various baked goods including scones, muffins, danishes, and cookies

We're on the lookout for volunteers to make baked treats for the monthly Matinée Café. If you'd be interested in helping out, let us know!

New to Medicare Workshop

Lori Raymond, Medicare Coordinator from Servicelink will be coming to the Library on Tuesday, June 4th at 11am to provide information regarding Medicare, Medicare options, Medicare Savings Program and other programs offered through Servicelink. Questions are encouraged!

Image of a sample medicare card

Mah Jongg

Picture of mah jongg tiles

Mah jongg is back at the Library! Stop in on Mondays and Fridays from 1:30-4:30 to play.

Preschool Story Hour

Join us Wednesdays at 10:30am for an hour of stories, songs, activities, crafts, and more! For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Check our Facebook page for a preview of each week's theme.

image of preschool storytime


Image of a cribbage board

Drop in at the Library on Wednesdays from 2-4pm for Cribbage! Stop by and play the classic game with other folks. New players are always welcome to learn the ins and outs of the game.

Crochet with Amanda

Interested in learning how to crochet? Have a project you want to make and don’t know how to start? Join Amanda at the Library on Thursdays at 3pm to learn how. Please bring your own crochet hooks. Please email Amanda if you are interested or have any questions.

Image of someone holding a crochet hook doing single crochet stitches

Freedom Public Library • 38 Old Portland Road, Freedom, NH 03836 • (603) 539-5176