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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

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Additional Trustee Meeting October 10th, 5:30

Wednesday, November 6 @ 7:30 PM   Eastman and DFL Present Ramblin’ Richard with “Songs and Stories from World War I, 100 years later”.  South Cove, Hemlock Room.  Co-sponsored by Eastman Activities and Friends of the Dunbar Free Library.


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

Thursday Storytimes (ages 4 and up) at 10 am (No age restrictions; this is only the targeted age group)   

THE DUNBAR LITTLE FREE LIBRARY:   It’s open!!!  Take a book, leave a book, thanks to the DFL Trustees.
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.

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Library Position Available:

Please send or email cover letter and resume to Dunbar Free Library, P.O. Box 1580, Grantham, NH 03753 or

Library Assistant, Children’s assistant and  programming assistant, part-time
This position allows for some time for follow-up activities at home outside any particular weekly schedule if preferred to all work done at the library.  For purposes of coverage and teamwork this assistant is also trained in the basic library assistant duties*.
10-15 hours a week. 

Primary duties:

Children’s programming:
Summer Reading Program: 
Creating and presenting Summer Reading Program schedule of events, usually corresponding to state or other organization’s selected theme, with 6-8 story times including craft or activity for varying numbers of participants usually ages 5-9. Organizes outside performers for events to attract participants to SRP, and for “closure”. 

Story times: 
Creates story times for lap-babies/Toddlers year round, creates and presents story times for preschoolers fall through spring.
co-ordinates or plans original programming for after-schoolers

Adult programming: 
co-ordinates or plans original programming for adults, sometimes with other groups, sometimes sponsored by the library alone. 

Works co-operatively with the DFL Friends of the Library group which funds most of these programs.
Attends meetings/conferences for juvenile library service providers for idea sharing, etc.
Collection maintenance:  Assists in collection development for juvenile and YA collection.

Secondary duties:

Supervises circulation desk volunteers and attends circulation desk in the absence of a volunteer or when the library is busy.  Takes and creates printout of fine transactions.
Supervises opening and closing procedures.
Assists patrons in finding materials both on the computer and physically, requesting materials from other libraries, reference queries, and just in general.
Special projects as assigned.
Covering for other staff as asked/needed when possible.
Monitors and responds to communications from director and other staff, both via e-mail and in mail slot.
Attends Staff meetings.

Time constants:
Every other Saturday, Thursday mornings until 1. Possibly one evening (currently Wednesday)

*Further description of cross-training in general library assistant available upon request.