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 pick-ups are still available by placing requests through the catalog.

Please find our pick-ups at the desk, or in a tote in the entry. 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 Books

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.

The Libby app will be used and linked directly to your library card. Be aware that 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


Please note:

No Story Time on Wednesday, May 15, 2024,

but you are welcome to gather on the band stand

 for a play date.

 See you soon.

Toddler Story Times

with "Stay and Play" afterward.

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. As the weather turns warmer, we will head outside!

Please look to the library's Facebook page

for any updates/cancellations.

Please note: No Story Time on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

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 and is fostered by the NH Astronomical Society, part of the Library Telescope Program. Call for information.

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.

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

Thursday, May 16--Filled with a wait list.


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

Thank you.

FYI! We will run Reading to Dogs sessions this summer!

Stay tuned for dates.

Coming Soon!

Summer Reading Program at the library

June 18 - August 2, 2024

Please click HERE for information on our upcoming awesome adventures!


Men's Coffee

Every Friday

 at 9:00 AM

at the DCC Vestry.

Bring your own coffee!

Women's Coffee Chat

Join us EVERY Tuesday

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

More than just caffeine!

There are tremendous benefits of a coffee get-together. Meet your neighbors and make new friends.

Please bring your own coffee or beverage. We plan to meet in the front foyer of the building.

Virtual Online Loving Kindness Meditation

with Judy Caron

Join us virtually


May 15, 2024 at 7:00 PM.

This is our last session. We will break for the summer.

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

Chair Yoga with Sherry

Join us on the following

Thursdays 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.

Upcoming Book Discussions

Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Please note:

After our summer break, our next discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2024 at Noon.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Books will be available in August.

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!

Year-Round 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

It's NOW Time!

Our seed library is stocked 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!

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