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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

Upcoming Events @ Your Library


February Vacation Events

Wednesday, February 19th   Drive-in Movie Event

Bring the children in for a fun afternoon! Arrive @ 1:00 pm and decorate one of our provided boxes as a car for the drive-in movie.  Children can then watch Hotel for Dogs at 1:20 pm in their comfortable and crafty cars!

rated PG   100 minutes

 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Free movie and popcorn

Thursday, February 20th – Therapy Dog Reading Time and Craft

Come join our therapy dogs for some relaxing reading time. Our therapy dogs are quiet and friendly, perfect for shy readers. The sessions are designed for children who are beginning to read independently, need to gain reading confidence, or just need some dog time! Come anytime between 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm!  A dog themed craft will also be available from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Saturday, February 22nd – Makerplay –All Things Colorful!

Create something magical with our most colorful building materials. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join the fun! Tables will be set up in the children’s room for Brain Flakes, Reptangles, Gears, and other fun building items!

 All Events are held at the Dunbar Free Library


February is LOVE YOUR LIBRARY month!
What does your library have to offer you?
Come join Dawn Huston at the Dunbar Free Library, to learn about the useful and enriching resources the library has to offer.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
@ the Dunbar Free Library


Attention Red Socks Fans! This raffle is for you!

Drawing Monday, March 2nd, 2020




           Saturday, February 22, 2020 

 anytime from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

@ The Dunbar Free Library

Theme: All Things Colorful!  Brainflakes, Reptangles, Gears! and More.




Book to movie club: the title is “The Boy who harnessed the wind” by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, copies available at the library.  Book discussion Monday, 3/2/20 at 6:30 p.m., Movie showing Thursday 3/5 at 6:30 p.m., free popcorn, of course! 

New Members Welcome!     


 In April we will do “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen,  April 27th and 30th. 


 Eastman and the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library presents

“Edgar Allan Poe”

An hour-long program with dramatic performances of The Tell-Tale Heart and several poems by Poe.

Campbell Harmon speaks in-character as Poe with the audience about the author’s life, his death, and his profound influence on American literature; dispelling the many myths that have surrounded his legacy to show how his works continue to affect us today. 

The program is suitable for all ages. 

In the Draper Room at the Eastman Center

March 11, 2020 7:00 pm 

All welcome- no charge



  Wednesday Lapsitter Storytimes ( ages 0-3) at 10 am 




Thursday Preschool Storytime (ages 4 and up) at 10:30 am (No age restrictions; this is only the targeted age group.)   




THE DUNBAR LITTLE FREE LIBRARY:   Is closed for the season, will re-open in Spring.
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!


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