NEWTON — Mrs. Mears has retired at the end of 2020 in her roles of Children's Librarian and Assistant Director at the Gale Library. Mrs. Mears has provided over 20 years of education and joy to the Newton community. In addition to her staffing role, she also is a Friend of the Library and a previous member of the Board of Trustees with a long history of public service. She will be missed and we wish her the best upon her retirement. Thank you, Mrs. Mears! Please visit our Facebook page to share your special memories with us!

A Funny Program About Funny Programs: The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time: Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin will host this fun and enlightening presentation based on his book, "The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time". He is the only author to actually rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, and The Big Bang Theory. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others such as M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show, and Modern Family, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best, and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation, and content. This program is really entertaining so join in on the fun!

Save the date to join us on Zoom for this program on March 4, at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the Gale Library by phone at 603-382-4691, or for registration information.

Curbside Hours continue to be available on Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Requests for material holds can be placed via our online catalog:, phone 603-382-4691, or email

You will be notified by phone or email when your order is ready to arrange a pickup time.

For ADA access, please contact the library for further instructions.

Holiday Closing: The Library will be closed on Mon., January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



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