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EAST KINGSTON— How will you celebrate pollinators during National Pollinator Week June 21-27?

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KINGSTON — The Kingston Community Library, together with Pollinator Pathways NH and the Kingston Conservation Commission, will celebrate Pollinator Week (June 21-27) with Grab-N-Go craft projects for kids, a free Seed Bank for adults, and a free raffle of a pollinator plant. Stop by the Poll…

KINGSTON — Our opening hours have changed to better accommodate our patrons! We will be open to the public following the new schedule:

ATKINSON — We are accepting book donations as of June 14. Thank you in advance for thinking of us.

HAMPSTEAD — Adults and children are welcome to register for the Hampstead Public Library Summer Reading Program at any time online, or in person, for the duration of the program. You can find the online registration forms on the Kids Homepage, Teens (Middle School) Homepage, and the Entertai…

NEWTON — Call us to find out how you sign up for our 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program. There will be weekly raffle drawings with some fun summer prizes!

NEWTON — Gale Library will be open for public visits without an appointment beginning on Mon., June 14. The scheduled hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please note the following guidelines:

PLAISTOW — Paws up if you love animals and books! Who doesn't?! Then head over to the Plaistow Public Library and sign up for the summer reading program, "Tails and Tales". You already have to read, so why not register for a pawsitively amazing time and for an opportunity to win big. Registr…

ATKINSON — Summer concerts and summer reading events are ongoing! We will try to catch you up here as well as we can, but sometimes due to space constraints articles cannot be published. It’s a sure bet if you visit our website or blog under the ‘More Info’ section so you don’t miss an artic…

SANDOWN — Sandown Public Library will hold some events virtually. Book groups will meet at the Library. Please look at our calendar to verify locations.

NEWTON — Our amazing library Friends are giving away free books and CDs! We put them out front as often as we can when the weather is fine...Come on over and see what's on offer!

DANVILLE — We are open our original pre-COVID hours. No appointment is necessary to visit the library for browsing materials and using a computer, etc. Visits should be kept to an hour.

HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Middle School Library has been selected as the 2021 New Hampshire School Library Media Association’s Outstanding School Library Program. The award recognizes an exemplary NH library media program and services. The library program must play a strong role in teaching …

HAMPSTEAD — For our first summer Tale of a Tailed creature, the Hampstead Public Library has a special program with Thomas Farmen and his dog Bessie. Join us on Thurs., June 17 at 6:30 p.m. for "Watching the Lights Go Out". Thomas tells us about Bessie’s unexpected diagnosis of terminal blin…

Rick Cavanaugh of North Andover, Massachusetts, pictured, is the Artist of the Month for June at Plaistow Public Library. He paints locally in the “Plein Air” style of favorite subjects such landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses, historic architecture, and other iconic New England subjects. His…

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Now is the perfect time to stock up on your summer reading! The Friends East Kingston Public Library will hold their Summer Book and Bake Sale on Sat., June 19, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at 49 Maplevale Road. The rain date is Sat., June 26. Canvas tote bags will also be available for $5.0…

EPPING — The Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library has undergone yet another amazing transformation with help from the Goodspeed's.

EPPING — The library is open every day! Come on in!

SANDOWN — Sandown Public Library will be holding some events virtually until the Governor’s emergency orders are lifted. Book groups will be meeting at the Library. Please look at our calendar to verify locations.

EAST KINGSTON — As summer approaches we can enjoy fresh native produce as well as locally sourced meats and specialty cheeses. Roadside stands abound and at the East Kingston Public Library, you can find books on how to cook and prepare summer’s bounty. Whether you want to grill it, roast it…

NEWTON — Our amazing library Friends are giving away free books and CDs! We put them out front as often as we can when the weather is fine... Come on over and see what's on offer!

HAMPSTEAD — The Summer Reading Program is coming soon! This year, the theme is Tails & Tales. Stories and animals, and stories about animals, are being featured. The first floor of the Library is already decorated with woodland creatures. How many animals can you find? Program registrati…

ATKINSON — By the time you read this article, summer concerts and summer reading will be ongoing! We will try to catch you up here as well as we can, but sometimes due to space constraints articles cannot be published. It’s a sure bet if you visit our website or blog under the ‘More Info’ se…

KINGSTON — Our opening hours have changed to better accommodate our patrons! We will be open to the public per the following the new schedule: Monday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Frid…

EPPING — Have you noticed the new landscaping at the Epping Library yet? The Harvey Mitchell Memorial Library is reaching the end of an eight-year effort to double its size and expand its gardening programs. The first phase, consisting of securing funding, developing the design and construct…

KENSINGTON — Kensington Public Library will present “Visiting Our National Parks: Lessons Learned” with John Bunker on Wed., June 9, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

HAMPSTEAD — The Library is closed on Mon., May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. All downloadable materials continue to be available 24/7, including ebooks, audiobooks, music, TV shows, and movies. Plus, cardholders have online access to educational classes like Brainfuse, Creative Bug, Tran…

SANDOWN — The Sandown Public Library will be holding some events virtually until the Governor’s emergency orders are lifted. Book groups will be meeting at the Library. Please look on our calendar to verify locations.

EAST KINGSTON — Mark your calendar! The Friends of the East Kingston Public Library will hold their annual Book Sale on June 19, with a rain date of June 26. This is a great time to support the Friends and also stock up on summertime reading at bargain prices. The sale will also feature a sn…

KINGSTON — Our opening hours have changed to better accommodate our patrons! The Library will be open to the public following the new schedule:

NEWTON — Free Books and CDs! Our amazing library Friends are giving away free books and CDs! We put them out front as often as we can when the weather is fine...Come on over and see what's on offer!

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DERRY — Derry Public Library is pleased to offer a Genealogy Series this summer.

DANVILLE — RETURN TO FULL HOURS! On Tues., June 1, the library will return to its original pre-COVID hours. No appointment is necessary to visit the library for browsing materials and using a computer, etc. Visits should be kept to an hour. Masks are required inside the building but are no l…

BRENTWOOD — Did you know you can log into Hoopla with your library card number to access nearly 750,000 titles in a variety of formats? There are ebooks, audiobooks, comics, tv series, movies, and music? They're all free to you, instantly available, 24/7! Each patron has access to seven loan…

ATKINSON — Summer reading registration is on the horizon and youth entering grades K through college will be able to officially register to start June 11. We have a variety of events for all ages happening from June 11-August 11. We can’t wait! Our theme this year is Tails & Tales and th…

KENSINGTON — Kensington Public Library will present “Visiting Our National Parks: Lessons Learned” with John Bunker on Wed., June 9, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

EAST KINGSTON — Summer Reading planning is in full swing. The theme this year is "Tails and Tales".

HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Public Library has a Sand Art Candle craft kit for adults that becomes available on Tuesday, May 25. Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended, via the Events Calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org. Each kit contains a glass, votive candle, dowel, and …

ATKINSON —Summer reading registration is on the horizon and youth entering grades K through college will be able to officially register starting June 11. We have a variety of events for all ages happening from June 11-August 11. We can’t wait! Our theme this year is Tails & Tales and the…

KINGSTON — Our hours have changed to better accommodate our patrons! The Library will be open to the public following the new schedule: Mondays, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m., Thursdays, 10:00 a.m…

PLAISTOW — COVID-19 Open Status:

BRENTWOOD — Join us on Tues., May 25 at 6:00 p.m. for the second in our Virtual Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers Informational Series: Effective Communication Strategies. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages of someone with dementia at each stage of the disease. Brought to u…

NEWTON —We are Open for Appointments! Limited in-library appointments are available. Curbside service will continue. Appointments will be scheduled in advance by phone (603-382-4691) for the days of Monday and Wednesday during the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. One patron or one with an add…

DANVILLE — As of May 15, the library opens for short visits without an appointment. We hope this makes it easier for you to visit. We are eager to open more fully, but we need your help to make it possible. We ask that visits be no longer than an hour. Computer use is restricted to one hour …

BRENTWOOD — Ever wonder about keeping chickens? Curious which breeds are best for beginners, for egg-laying, or which are most kid-friendly? Join us on Thurs., May 20 at 6:30 p.m. as we welcome Kendall Kunelius from Blue Seal Feed to learn all about this and more - and even meet a few feathe…

ATKINSON — As we inch our way toward our summer lineup, there are still some pretty sweet spring events on the horizon. Check out just two below. If you are looking for even more you can always visit our website to see the entire plethora of programs.

KINGSTON — New Temporary Library hours: Our opening hours are changing! We now have extended opening hours available to patrons. The Library will be open to the public following the new schedule: Mon., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Tues, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 3:00-7:00 p.m., Wed., 10:00 a.m.-2:00…

SANDOWN — Please note: The Sandown Public Library will hold some events virtually until the Governor’s emergency orders are lifted. Book groups will be meeting at the Library. Please look on our calendar to verify locations.

HAMPSTEAD — On Mon., May 17, the Hampstead Public Library staff is delighted to welcome patrons back into the building without an appointment. We’ll be open for short walk-in visits to browse, borrow, make copies, fax, print, etc. Library open-hours remain as Mon., Wed. and Fri., from 9:00 a…

EAST KINGSTON — “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

PORTSMOUTH — On Wed., June 9 at 7:00 p.m., award-winning author and historian, Elizabeth Hinton comes to The Music Hall’s virtual stage as part of the Innovation + Leadership series, now being presented in an intimate, online format. Hinton will discuss her new book, "America on Fire", a gro…

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