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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

Notes from the Librarian


Hi everybody:

The Town Manager asked me to share the following with all the library patrons who get my newsletters:

Community Input Requested

As you may know, our Police Chief Walter Madore, Sr. is retiring in July and the Board of Selectmen has hired Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) to conduct the search for his replacement.  Part of that process includes input from you.  What would you like to see in our next Police Chief?  To provide your feedback, please email MRI directly at  Responses must be received by April 27, 2017.

So, with that out of the way:

Here’s all the library news that’s ready to go!

Next week is NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK, and it’s worth shouting about.  Because it’s National Library Week,

Dunbar Free Library has almost traditionally had this week be FINE FREE.  If you’ve accidentally missed your due date AND the grace period and don’t know what to do about it NOW IS THE TIME!!!  Get your overdue items (and I’m talking to you, NW, KL and EL, DH, KFM, WT, KW, JS, JR, BC, JF, BM, EG, IB, RP…and about 30 to 40 others!) together and BRING THEM IN!!!  Now for the small print: This doesn’t apply to fines already on the account, UNLESS!!! You think the librarians renewed the material (which if it was overdue then, assessed a fine) without you asking them to.  Which happens.  SO, ! GET THE DARN THINGS BACK TO THE LIBRARY WHILE IT’S FREE!! REALLY!!


o.k. During National Library Week we’re also showing a movie.  It’s Paper Moon with Ryan and Tatum O’Neal, very funny, I think it’s Madeline Kahn’s first role…on Thursday, the 13th at 6:30.  Popcorn will be served.


Now, the week after National Library Week (FINE FREE WEEK!!!) is the April Trustee meeting on Monday the 17th at 5ish but if you’ve all gone off on vacation for Spring Break we hope you’ll have a great time.


After that, Tuesday the 25th at 7 is a program on ‘Servant Culture’, by Ann McClellan, the same presenter who brought you “(Not so) Elementary: the popularity of Sherlock Holmes” last May for the Friends Annual Meeting.  Everybody loved her.


Makerplay Saturday, April 29th — come on down and play with Lego, Snap Circuits, and other cool toys.


If you know him, please say “Thank you” to Ed Jenik, departing DFL Trustee, for the wonderful work he did spearheading the renovation/expansion project and for being a Great steward/treasurer for 8 years (and Trustee for 9!) He will be missed!