escape the ordinary

Want to go “paperless”?new public catalog

Would you like your due date receipt emailed to you? Log into our Catalog and go to My Account. Under Notifications, go to Check out Receipt. Click your email address. You will NOT receive a paper due date receipt at checkout.

The Museum of Science has a new Exhibit!pixar_mos

NOW OPEN! The Science Behind Pixar! This cool interactive and hands-on activities exhibit will showcase the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. For library pass holders, tickets for this special exhibit will be $12 per person (maximum purchase of four tickets per library pass) in addition to your reduced admission price for the general Exhibit Halls.

telescopeBorrow our Telescope!

Did you know that we have a Orion Star Blast telescope and an instruction manual ready to go? Check out is for one week! Our telescope was donated to us by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society for circulation. Get out into the night and learn the starry names and patterns overhead. Tips for star viewing HERE.


hands free lawNH”Hands-Free” Law Info

NH’s “Hands-Free” Law is now in effect! Points to Resources  information from Mary Searles, NH Law Librarian at the NH Law Library.


Digital Magazines have ARRIVED!


We are so excited to announce that we now offer 40 of the most popular magazines for digital lending through New Hampshire Downloadable Books. You can download and read your favorite periodicals such as The Atlantic, Cook’s Illustrated, Organic Gardening… and more!

Magazines can be easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices such as tablets and smart phones. All you need is your library card and password, and a free Nook account and Nook app. You can find step by step instructions HERE. If you have any questions about this service, please call the library for assistance. Enjoy!


nh_saves_logo_bodyCut the Carbon!

The library is a partner with nhsaves to help educate consumers on electricity use. We have two Cut the Carbon!
kits that help us to make smarter energy decisions to help save money. Kits are available for a two week check out. The kit includes a Kill a Watt meter, Energy Tips Brochure, Instruction Sheet a survey postcard and a bookmark. Take the first step to lower your electricity bill!


lions recycle for sightLions Club Recycled Eye Glass Program

The library is now taking part in the Lion’s Club Recycled Eye Glass program. A bin is located in the entry hallway. Donate your old eyeglasses—-you would be surprised at what a great help your donation makes to a visually impaired person. Thank you.

State Library Book Van

Ever wonder how we get your inter-library loans? Jim is our NH State Library van driver extraordinaire, and delivers books to us twice a week. Rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain. Many thanks!



Museum Tickets Available!boston science museum

We have many museum tickets available this summer! Take a day trip to Portsmouth and visit the Strawbery Banke Museum. Our coupon gets two adults and up to four children in free. Our pass to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord allows free admission to the exhibit galleries for four people. There are so many more museums to list! Please call us at the library for more information.

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Do you want to receive weekly updates regarding library programs and events? Please let us know and we will sign you up for our Friday afternoon newsletter. Like us on Facebook, too!

Mango Languages–New Language Specialty Courses!

mango language

Mango is the most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. It’s FAST! It’s FUN! And it is totally FREE from the library, and 30 of its much loved learning courses have doubled in size–meaning ten new chapters and over 1,000 additional learning hours. Just new: the debut of 17 new specialty courses that celebrate world cultures with short, easy lessons for new learners and seasoned experts. Log into your account (you will need your library card number), click on Mango and begin. Also works on your Android phone. The 14 new languages are: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Hungarian, Kazajh, Seribian, Yiddish, Bengali, Malay, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Scottish Gaelic, ESL Arabic MSA and ESL Armenian.

Frustrated by your E-Reader??/ We can help!

oodles of e-readers

Are you having trouble getting started? We are available to give quick guidance to help you download to your e-reader, or give you handouts for the NH Downloadable Book Service. A great resource is the official New Hampshire Downloadable Book Service Blog.  Be sure to watch their video! The library now has a KindlePaperwhite and a Nook Glowlight to check out. Please call for more information, and to schedule a time to meet with library staff. Thanks!


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