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Dunbar Free Library
P.O. Box 1580, 401 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753
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Physical Location Closed Until Further Notice
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a) Place your own holds (ask us how)
b) Email (
c) Call the library @ 863-2172

Consider joining the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library!

Introducing Blind Date with a Book @ the Dunbar Free Library!

Do you need a good book, but you aren’t sure what to read? Consider trying a Blind Date with a Book! We have 8 great choices for you to try! Just give us a call @ 863-2172, email us @,or paste this link in your browser: and we can set you up with your blind date!

New Zoom Event Coming in March!

Please click on image to sign up!

Join us on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

  • Mike will begin with a 15-minute discussion on “10 Factors That Will Always Impact the Value of Your Treasures”.
  • He will then immediately transition to the appraisal portion of the program, evaluating each attendee’s treasures, one-by-one, ensuring that the first 25 participants to sign up will have their treasures appraised.
  • And throughout the program Mike will be sharing many Buying & Selling Tips & Strategies.
  • We expect the program to last 2.0. hours, and we ask that you please sign up (even if you are just watching) so that we know if we have enough interest in this program. Sign up online or by calling the library @ 863-2172.    
  • Click on this link to reserve an appraisal with Mike:

Sponsored by Friends of the Dunbar Free Library

Do You Enjoy Reading Magazines?

Any So Many Other Titles!

We are thrilled to share with you that we have received hundreds of new magazine titles courtesy of OverDrive in the Always Available format. Magazine checkouts do not count against your three eBook/audiobook checkouts. Checkout as many as you would like!Upcoming development from the vendor includes better organization of back issues to allow you to locate a particular issue. Until then, watch for new magazine collection development, search for a title, or ask your local librarian for assistance in finding a favorite title. This collection is provided free of charge by the vendor until next summer ( JULY 2021). If you enjoy digital magazines — especially the new issues with “Article View” formatting (in the Libby app only) — let your local librarians know! –

Drop of items whenever it is convenient for you.

We have FREE 2021 Calendars available! Just call the library @ 863-2172 to claim yours! First come first served.

Although the library is currently closed to in person visits, we have books, magazines, audiobooks, dvds, puzzles, museum passes, and even a telescope you can borrow through our Curbside Service! If the items are new things we don’t own yet it may take longer, although there are some things in the building that aren’t showing in the catalog yet.

This is how curbside service works:

  1. We will get in touch to inform you that your materials are on hold and confirm a convenient appointment time the next business day.  To begin with, we are offering curbside appointments during the hours the library has normally been open.  This is subject to change.  Appointments are at 15 minute intervals.  Appointments will start half an hour after opening and end half an hour before closing. 
  2. Materials will be placed outside the front door (weather permitting) or kept inside the vestibule if it is TRULY stormy, in bags labeled with the cardholder’s initials and last two digits of the library card number and the appointment time.  (eg dh99, 3:45)
  3. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing when picking up your bag.  We are doing our best to keep you safe while offering access to library materials, please help us do so.
  4. If you are unable to pick up your items, or you forget, we will bring them back into the library. Please call us @ 863-2172 to reschedule a new pick up time.

Once your card is processed, we will call you to let you know that it is ready.

We Have New Technology to Loan at the Dunbar Free Library!

Are you looking for a simple way to listen to audiobooks? Then try one of our NEW Audio devices that’s all set to go with just the push of a button! We have about 8 Playaway devices, a few Go Readers, and a Wonderbook! The Playaways and the Go Reader devices are perfect for listening in the car, running, or just lounging! Note: you will need a pair of headphones. If you don’t have your own, you can purchase a pair for $1 at the library!

Dawn is really behind on her lists of new books, however if you take the following three steps, you can access some of our lists.

1.) Click on the “Catalog” button (it’s up at the top of this website, first item in the green “Quick Links). If you are already logged in when you click there, click on the catalog tab.

2.) Click on the “resource lists” on the left hand side

3.) Keep scrolling down until you see “new”.

The Dunbar Free Library has been closely monitoring the advice of health authorities at the city, state, and federal levels, as well as current guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the current spread of COVID-19.  We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our community.

As such, the Dunbar Free Library is currently closed until further notice to aid in the suppression of the coronavirus.  See the FAQ’s menu tab for information on how to borrow free ebooks and audiobooks. If you need more help or information about how to use our online resources, please call or email ( 

Enjoy this a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries that are free to members of subscribing libraries. Sign up by choosing the Dunbar Free Library from the side menu. Enter the 4 digit prefix code and your library card number (no spaces). Finish the sign up by entering your email and a password.
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THE DUNBAR LITTLE FREE LIBRARY is closed for the Pandemic, but it will re-open SOMETIME.
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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If you want to request something you DON’T find in our catalog, try searching the NH Union Public Access Catalog (see Quicklinks on the left). You can check to see if what you want is available anywhere in other NH public libraries. Most of the college libraries have to be searched for in different ways now. 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.



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Adult Craft Kits Coming! DIY beeswax wrap covers are coming!

What’s It’s Worth? Thursday, March 11th 2-4