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Dunbar Free Library
P.O. Box 1580, 401 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753
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Monday & Wednesday : 9 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm ; Friday: 8:30 am - 12 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

Dunbar Free Library will be closed
Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day.

Upcoming Events @ Your Local Library

Weekly Storytimes are Wednesdays at 10 am for lapsitters (ages 0-3) and on Thursdays at 10 am for preschoolers (ages 4 and up). There are no storytimes June 6-7 and June 13-14.

Summer Pajama Storytimes
Monday, June 18 @ 6:30 pm with a Stuffed Animal Overnight Adventure
Wear your pajamas to the library and join Dawn for an evening of bedtime stories. What happens when the library is closed? Leave your favorite stuffed animal friend for an overnight adventure to find out! 
Monday, August 27 @ 6:30 pm
Wear your pajamas for the last storytime with Dawn before school starts. 

MakerPlay Saturdays @ 10 am – noon
drop-in STEM activities for families 
Saturday, June 9  — featuring CleverBots (ages 6+)
Saturday, July 7 — featuring LEGOs
Saturday, July 21 — featuring Snap Circuits
Saturday, August 25 — featuring Brain Flakes (ages 3+), Gears!Gears!Gears!, and Magformers

First Friday Movie Night series
Come to the library on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 pm for a free movie presentation — with popcorn! June 1 @ 6:30 pm — Paddington 2 (PG, 105 minutes, 2017)
Paddington Bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt’s 100th birthday, but his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.

July 6 @ 6:30 pm — Rock Dog (PG, 90 minutes, 2016)
For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff — guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad’s fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock ‘n’ roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood, a legendary musician who needs to write a new song.

Book-to-Movie Discussions
Stay tuned! for an announcement of our next book to movie selection.
Monday, July 30 at 6:30 pm – book discussion
Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 pm – movie presentation

Stay tuned for more information about our 2018 summer reading programLibraries Rock! Our 6-week program, June 18-July 28, includes performances by Hampstead Stage Company and Judy Pancoast as well as special programming by Science Tellers and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.

SYNC by AudioFile offers a FREE summer audiobook program for teens. Sign up for the email or text alerts and be the first to know when new titles are available to download at

May 17-23 selections: Two heroines find ways to fit in — without selling themselves short.

Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings (read by the author, published by Listening Library)
Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community.

Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki (read by Rebecca Lowman, published by Listening Library)
Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don’t even know what irony is. Her saving grace–her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty’s obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself.

Located in Rum Brook Plaza, 249 Route 10 North
This project was generously funded by the Friends of Dunbar Free Library and the Eastman Charitable Foundation. Participants of Eastman’s Youth Conservation Corp built the structure.

Here’s the crew that built it! The DLFL is the one on the left, the other two are located at Brookside Park and on a trail in Eastman.

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If you want to request something you DON’T find in our catalog, try searching the NH Union Public Access Catalog or NHU-PAC (link on the left). You can check to see if what you want is available anywhere in other NH public libraries. Most of the college libraries have to be searched for in different ways now. If you can’t find it, send us an  e-mail with the title, author if available, format (book, DVD, CD), publishing date if you know it. If you have the time, tell us how you heard about it. We’ll call you when it’s in or to tell you that we can’t get it for you, usually the former.