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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

Join us! Summer Reading Program events

All events are free and will be held at the Dunbar Free Library unless otherwise noted. The 2018 summer reading program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library.

Judy Pancoast
Wednesday, July 25 @ 10 am
Grantham Town Building, lower level
Find out how much a library can rock with Grammy nominee Judy Pancoast! Judy has been presenting concerts of fun-filled original tunes like “Take Me to Your Reader,” and “The Lost Library Book Blues” for 21 years. This summer, Judy invites children into “Judy’s Tune Room” to enjoy a 45-60 minute concert featuring original songs in a variety of styles from pop (“Once Upon a Time”) and rock (“A Little Bit of Elvis”) to country (“The Only Bug at the Rodeo”) and jazz (“The Dog Did It”). During the concert Judy will also share her songwriting secrets about how she gets inspired and what goes into creating her songs. The children will even help Judy turn one of their own ideas into a short, memorable and melodic song. There will be lots of dancing and singing along as Judy’s enthusiastic, kid-friendly personality makes each concert experience special. And of course, Judy will tie in many of her songs with children’s books and encourage the kids to read, read, read!

Kindergarten Storytime with GVS special guests
Thursday, July 26 @ 10 am
All rising Kindergarteners (and those who recently graduated) are invited to a summer storytime with GVS principal, Mrs. Cantagallo. Refreshments will be served.

MakerPlay Saturdays @ 10 am – noon
drop-in STEM activities for families 
Saturday, August 25 — featuring Brain Flakes (ages 3+), Gears!Gears!Gears! (ages 3+), and Magformers (ages 3+)

Summer Pajama Storytime
Monday, August 27 @ 6:30 pm
Wear your pajamas to the library and join Dawn for an end of summer bedtime story hour.

Book-to-Movie Discussions

Join us for our next book to movie selection, The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman.
Monday, July 30 at 6:30 pm – book discussion
Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 pm – movie presentation — with popcorn!


Join us for an evening of Cribbage.
Thursday, August 16 from 5:30-7 pm


Summer Audiobook Program

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

LAST ONE! July 19-25 selections:

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama (read by Katherine Kellgren, published by Macmillan Audio)

Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse?

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (read by Glen McCready, published by Naxos Audiobooks)

The creator of Sherlock Holmes delivers a classic adventure fantasy in this tale of a trip by journalists, scientists, and adventurers to investigate rumors of dinosaurs on a mysterious plateau deep in a mythical South American jungle. Much fun and over-the-top adventure ensue.

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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