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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


2018 Weekly Storytimes for Children 
Lapsitter/Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3) – Wednesdays at 10 am
Preschooler Storytime (ages 4 and up) – Thursdays at 10 am

The winter/spring storytime session runs January through May. There are no storytimes scheduled for January 3-4, February 21-22, and April 18-19. Our fall storytime session starts back in mid-September. There are no storytimes scheduled for November 21-22 and December 26-27.

2018 Summer Reading Program — Libraries Rock!
Join us June 18 – July 28 for our summer reading program including storytimes for babies, programming for preschoolers, elementary aged students, tweens, teens, and adults, as well as special performances.

Book Clubs
Call for meeting place and time.

Second Monday afternoon book group
January 8: Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
February 12: Book Thief by Markus Zusak
March 12: The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell by Nadia Hashmi
April 9: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
May 14: Life in a Jar by Jack Mayer
Jun 11: The Ninth Hour: A Novel by Alice McDermott
July 9: A Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
August 13: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
September 10: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
October 8: The Killer of the Flower Moon by David Gann
November 12: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
December 10: no book selection, group chooses books for the new year

Third Monday morning book group
January 15: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
February 19: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
March 19: The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by David John and Lee Hyeon-seo
April 16: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
May 21: Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
Jun 18: The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
July 16: The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
August 20: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
September 17: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
October 15: You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
November 19: As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised a Girl by John Colapinto
December 9: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Fourth Thursday evening book group
January 25: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
February 15*: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
March 22: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
April 26: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
May 24: Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Jun 28: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
July 26: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
August 23: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
September 27: The Killer of the Flower Moon by David Grann
October 25: Life’s Work by Willie Parker
November 15*: Turtles All the Way by John Green
December 20*: no book selection, group chooses books for the new year
*meeting changed to third Thursday evening

Equipment we have that you can borrow
We have a Kindle Touch, Nook Color, and a Kobo eBook reader, as well a Sansa Fuze MP3 player and an iPod to try out downloadable audiobooks, a Kill a watt that lets you find out how much electricity your appliances are using, and a VCR/DVD player.  Most are set at the same 3 week loan period you get for most of our other materials.  We have two laptops, a chromebook, an iPad, and a SmartBoard (coming soon!) that you can use IN THE LIBRARY, with a library card.

Book Delivery
For those who are homebound, we offer book delivery service. Just call the library and let us know what you want. There is a program through the state for free mail delivery as well, and now a new program allowing handicapped individuals free downloadable audiobooks. Call us for more information at 603-863-2172.

To receive announcements of programs and new books via e-mail send a request to

All library-sponsored events are free and open to the public. Many of our events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. For more information on these events, please contact the Dunbar Free Library 603-863-2172.