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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: 9 am - 12 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

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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.

2017 SYNC Audiobook for teens (13+)
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Week 13: July 20-27
GONE (by Michael Grant, read by Kyle McCarley, published by Tantor Media)
In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young. There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: on your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else . . .

The One Safe Place (by Tania Unsworth, read by Mark Turetsky, published by HighBridge Audio)
Devin doesn’t remember life before the world got hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their remote valley. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there.

Book-to-Movie Book Club

Join us on
Monday, August 7 at 6:30 pm for a book discussion of Truman Capote’s 1958 novella “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” featuring the iconic Holly Golightly
and on
Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 pm for the movie presentation starring Audrey Hepburn (not rated, 114 minutes). Popcorn will be served.

Build a Better World
Celebrate summer reading!

The 2017 summer reading program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. All events are free and open to all ages unless otherwise noted.

MakerPlay Saturday
 a drop-in event for families on Saturdays from 10 am – noon
July 22 – Snap Circuits and KEVA planks
August 5 – Magformers and K’NEX

Matinee Saturday
July 22 – The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh (rated G, 73 minutes)
Join us at 1:30 pm to make drive-in movie cardboard box cars. Movie presentation (with popcorn!) starts at 2 pm.

Monday MakerPlay
STEM programming on Mondays from 10-11 am
July 24 and July 31

Wednesday Storytimes for lapsitters and preschoolers (ages 0-4) at 10 am
July 26 and August 2

Tweens and Teens Nights
games and crafts on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm for rising 5th graders and up
July 26 — cardboard castle challenge

Recycled Toys and Art from Around the World
presented by Mariposa Museum
Thursday, July 27 at 10 am
Join us for a hands-on learning program about how children and adults from around the world build toys, games, and art from recycled materials that have withstood the test of time and have become part of their culture.

Kindergarten Storytime 
Thursday, August 3 at 10 am

This program is for rising Kindergarteners and older, with special guest, Heather Cantagallo, principal at Grantham Village School

Beauty and the Beast
presented by Hampstead Stage Company
Saturday, August 5 at 4 pm
Grantham Town Building, lower level

Beauty and the Beast is the French fairy tale of a selfless young woman, Beauty, who takes her father’s place as prisoner in a castle far away. Upon arrival, she meets the owner of the castle who appears to be a terrifying Beast. As time progresses, Beauty and the Beast begin to get to know not only each other, but also themselves. In this heartwarming, yet humorous tale, discover the power of being yourself and what it means to listen to your heart. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Painting with Paula
Tuesday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn how to use the library’s new telescope, take a peek at the evening sky, and paint a starry night. This event is for rising 5th graders and older and is limited to 15 participants. Register at the library’s Circulation Desk by July 31. Cost $10 (includes instruction and materials). Bring or wear and old shirt.

End of Summer Pajama Storytime
Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed animal friend to snuggle with while listening to bedtime stories in the library.  
Monday, August 28 @ 6:30 pm

There is no meeting of the Dunbar Free Library Trustees in July.
Our next scheduled holiday is Monday, September 4, Labor Day.

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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 libraries. Note that it WILL tell you about UNH, but it WON’T tell you what Dartmouth has. 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.