Dunbarton Public Library


Library Hours:

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Evening programs will be held

Tuesday or Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Please note that curbside pick-up is still available by placing requests through the catalog.

Please find our pick-up tote inside the entry doorway. Thank you!

All books (including inter-library loans) not picked up after one week

will be returned to circulation.

Catalog and Downloadable Content

Browse the Library Catalog here

 New Hampshire Downloadable Book Content

Open Virtually 24/7

The library's subscription to NH Downloadable Books provides patrons access to very expensive content, in a very cost-effective manner. This would be impossible for the library to do alone, and without the wide selection of available titles. Patrons can download e-books, audiobooks, and magazines to their computer, tablet, smartphone or Kindle. Download the Libby for Overdrive app from your device’s App Store.

Libby is set up and linked directly to your library card, so you if you are not able to download an item, it may be because you have an overdue book on your account, or your card has expired.

MORE information about NHDC HERE


Toddler Story Times

with "Stay and Play" afterward.

Wednesday at 10:30 AM.

Story Time is a fun and interactive program that combines

read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, flannel boards, and some dancing!

This Story Time is designed for ages 18 months to 5 years, with babies most welcome!

After the activities, we provide a "Stay and Play" component. This is a great opportunity for children to play and moms/dads to meet and mingle.

Please look to the library's Facebook page

for any updates/cancellations.

New Hampshire 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.
The goal is to read 1,000 books before your little one starts kindergarten- and yes you can repeat books! We know that all kids have favorites! If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. By the time they start kindergarten, it's possible to have read 1,825 books together!
Not only will your child benefit from having a larger vocabulary, and more interest in reading, but studies have shown that reading to a child daily is an early indicator of academic success. The bonding time while you read to/with a child is possibly one of the most wonderful benefits!
Do you have questions? Need more logs?
 Please call the library!

Check out one of our Playaway Launchpads!

Playaway Launchpads are available for checkout.
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.

Orion Starblast Telescope

Did you know that we have a telescope available for you to check out? Adult patrons in good standing can borrow the telescope for one week. The telescope was donated by the NH Astronomical Society as part of the Library Telescope Program. Call for information.

Please note: Our telescope is not safe for viewing the sun, or eclipse viewing. At the request of the NH Astronomical Society, it will remain inside.

Where to safely view the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024:

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: Information HERE

SEE Science Center: Information HERE

More eclipse info HERE

Read to a Dog!


Why read to a dog? Because dogs are friendly and comfy, judgement-free (no pressure!), and they love the attention of being read to.

Kids will gain more confidence in their reading aloud skills, and enjoy the company of a new friend.


Reading to Dogs is a reading program designed to improve children's reading skills, but also a wonderful opportunity to be with a comfy pet.

Read aloud to Mr. T, a ​​registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205.

Children in Grade K-4 who register will have a 20 minute session.

Spring 2024 Schedule

The following Thursdays, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM:

Thursday, April 4--FILLED!

Thursday, April 18

Thursday, May 2

Thursday, May 16


 If you would like more information, or to register, please call the library, 774-3546.

Thank you.


Men's Coffee

Every Friday

 at 9:00 AM

at the DCC Vestry.

Bring your own coffee!

Estate Planning Workshop

THIS Wednesday, April 3, 2024

NOON, Upper Town Hall

presented by Attorney Ferber, of

Donohue, Beasley and Ferber, PLLC

Estate, Tax and Elder Law Attorneys

Join us for an invaluable educational seminar and learn the keys to protecting your home and life savings from an unexpected nursing home stay, how to avoid the costly and draining probate process, plus many other end-of-life planning strategies. Please let the library know you are interested in attending, 774-3546, or directly call 1-800-370-5010 to register. Handout materials will be provided, and we just want to make sure we have enough.

Thank you!

Virtual Online Loving Kindness Meditation

with Judy Caron

Join us virtually the following

Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM:

April 3 and April 17

May 1 and May 15

Please let us know if you are interested in attending, and the Zoom link will be sent to you.

Are We Ready for Wolf Recovery?

Part 2 of Becoming Wolf

Presented by Christine Schadler


to Tuesday, April 9, 2024

6:30 PM, Upper Town Hall

Please find additional parking at the school.

Chair Yoga with Sherry

Join us on the following

Thursdays at 11:00 AM:

April 11 and 25 at 11:00 AM

May 16 and 30 at 11:00 AM

June 13 and 27 at 11:00 AM

FYI: We meet upstairs. Please be prepared to carry up a chair from the library downstairs.

If there is a cancellation, we will post on our website and our Facebook page.

Tracking Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease in New Hampshire

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6:30 PM

Upper Town Hall

Presented by Dr. Kaitlyn Morse

of Bebop Labs

Dr. Morse will present the findings from a community engaged project tracking ticks and tick-borne diseases. Answering questions like what time of year do you find ticks, and what specific diseases do they carry. These findings are related to climate change, and this presentation will spark hands-on science and participants empowered to be an advocate for their own health.


Women's Coffee Chat

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

More than just caffeine!

There are tremendous benefits of a coffee group.

Please note that this meeting will not take the place of Men's Coffee, nor are we trying to duplicate their meetings.

Please let the library know if you are interested. We are planning on meeting two Tuesdays per month at 10:00 AM.

Thank you! Much appreciated.

Please bring your own coffee or beverage.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

at NOON.

Books are available now.

All are welcome to join us!


New Hampshire's Medicine of Connection

Presented by Damian Costello


to Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Upper Town Hall

Few things evoke the identity and values of New Hampshire more than maple syrup. It also bridges the many divisions facing our communities. In this presentation, Damian Costello explores how the practice of maple sugaring connects us to the land, our ancestors, and all that surrounds us. In conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer’s bestselling Braiding Sweetgrass, he suggests that sugar making—which is informed by indigenous wisdom—is a communal medicine of connection that teaches mutual reciprocity with the land.

Thanks to New Hampshire Humanities for making this program possible.

Big Trees of Northern New England

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

6:30 PM, Upper Town Hall

Presented by Kevin Martin, Author, Outdoorsman and Boatbuilder

Please join us as we host Kevin Martin. He will discuss his book, his short hikes, bikes and paddles to the biggest trees in New England, as well as how he uses similar lumber in wooden boat building.

Range the Wild Woods Over: Loggers' Songs and Stories

Presented by Jeff Warner

with a generous grant from New Hampshire Humanities

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Upper Town Hall

Loggers at the turn of the twentieth century cut the timber that built and warmed our houses and provided the ties for America's ever-expanding railroads. Timber established Portsmouth, Portland and Bangor as important ports, sending New England lumber around the world. Folklorist Jeff Warner relates the songs and stories of the people who worked the wintry woods, showing their humor and their grit, and giving us a glimpse into everyday life in long ago lumber camps.

AncestryLibrary Edition

The library offers an opportunity for you to discover your family genealogy and ancestry information. Please drop by the library during open hours to use this resource. Call ahead to block out a time!

Puzzle Exchange

Puzzles galore to swap out, trade, or just take!

Thanks to all for all the great donations.

We currently have most all levels and sizes.

Dunbarton Public Library

Seed Library

Our seed library is up and operating once again.

If you had extra seeds from your harvest last fall, PLEASE consider bringing them to the library. We will process them and then put them into the library collection so others can check them out and grow this year.

Thank you! Think Spring!


Drug Takeback Day

Dunbarton Police Department

Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Please contact the Police Department for any questions.

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