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Dunbar Free Library
P.O. Box 1580, 401 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753
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2020 Weekly Storytimes for Children 
Lapsitter/Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3) – Wednesdays at 10 am
Preschooler Storytime (ages 4 and up) – Thursdays at 10:30 am

The Winter/Spring story time session runs January through May.

Summer story times are SOMETIMES replaced by Summer Reading Program events. (Summer Reading Program theme 2020 is “Imagine your story”.)
Our Fall story time session starts back in early September.

2020 Summer Reading Program — Imagine Your Story!
Join us June – July for our summer reading program including storytimes for babies, programming for preschoolers, elementary aged students, tweens, teens, and adults, as well as special performances.

2020 Book Clubs
Call for meeting place and time.

The Library-sponsored “Book to Movie” book group’s current title is “The Book Shop” by Penelope Fitzgerald, with the movie available through Kanopy. The date of the book discussion has yet to be determined.

If you have a book group you would like the library to obtain multiple copies for we have a form for you to fill out, and two basic requests: 1) items for a book group can not be less than 6 months old, PREFERABLY at least a year and 2) if you have a meeting annually to establish your choices for the coming year you can search AGSHAREIT to find out IF there are “enough” copies among New Hampshire libraries.  Ask us how!

Second Monday afternoon book group

January 13, 2020: The Pioneers by David McCullough–copies at the library.
February 10, 2020: Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
March 9, 2020: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
April 13, 2020: Other Americans by Laila Lalam
May 11, 2020: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
June 8, 2020: The Feather Thief: A True Story of Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Hoist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson
July 13, 2020: Under the Wilde and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
August 10, 2020: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
September 14, 2020: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
October 12, 2020: Finding Noef  by Zoe Ferraris
November 9, 2020: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
December 14, 2020: Holiday Party and voting for the 2021 reading list

January, 2021: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Third Monday morning book group

Monday, January 20, 2020 My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Monday, February 17, 2020 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Monday, March 16, 2020 The Overstory by Richard Powers

Monday, April 20, 2020 No Exit (play) by Jean Paul Satre

Monday, May, 18, 2020 They Call Us Enemy by George Takei

Monday, June 15, 2020 The Indgo Girl by Natasha Boyd

Monday, July 20, 2020 The Stranger in The Woods by Michael Finkel

Monday, August 17, 2020 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce

Monday, September 21, 2020 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Monday, October 19, 2020 Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Monday, November 16, 2020 The Night of the Gun by David Carr

Sunday,December 6, 2020 Potluck Heavy Apps~ 5:30 pm  Present books and choose for 2021 schedule

Fourth Thursday evening book group

January 23, 2020: The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish

February 27, 2020: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

March 26, 2020: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Fail Honeyman

April 23, 2020: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

May 28, 2020: Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Nutt

June 25, 2020: Deployment by Phil Klay

July 23, 2020: Beartown by Frederick Backman

August 27, 2020: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkin Reid

September 24, 2020: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha

October, 22, 2020: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

November 19, 2020: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

December 17, 2020: No book. Yankee Swap and pick books for next year.

Equipment we have that you can borrow
A Telescope, we lend a Telescope (for one week).  We also have a Kindle Touch and Fire, Nook Color, and a Kobo eBook reader, as well a Sansa Fuze MP3 player and an iPod to try out downloadable audiobooks and/or ebooks, and 3 Kill a watts that let you find out how much electricity your appliances are using.  Most are set at the same 3 week loan period you get for most of our other materials.  We have two laptops, a chromebook, and an iPad, 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 (in addition to NHDB, which are free with your library card downloadable audios and ebooks). 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. For book groups, we will refer your contact information to the chair of that particular group.

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.