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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


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 — A Universe of Stories!
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.

2019 Book Clubs
Call for meeting place and time.

The Library-sponsored “Book to Movie” book group’s current title is “The Princess Bridc” by William Goldman, book discussion either January 27th, Movie presentation either January 30th.  Books are available at the library, no audio as the only one is abridged, which defeats the whole purpose of this book.  The next title will be “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind” with dates in March, to be determined at the Jan. 27th meeting. Books are available in multiple age options.

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 11: And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
March 11: Little Princes by Conor Grennan
April 8: Where Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
May 13: The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo by William Kowalski OR The Girl From Foreign: a Memoir by Sadia Shepard
Jun 10: Insurrecto by Gina Apostol
July 8: Coming of Age, My Journey to the Eighties by Madeleine Kunin
August 12: Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover
September 9: Georgia: a Novel of Georgia O’Keefe by Dawn Tripp
October 14CHANGE The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 by George Howe Colt Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
November 11: Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
December 9: no book selection, group chooses books for the new year

Third Monday morning book group
January 21: Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
February 18: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
March 18: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
April 15: TBA
May 20: Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
June 17: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
July 15: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
August 19: Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
September 16: Becoming by Michelle Obama
October 21: The Veil by Diane Noble AND Red Water by Judith Freeman (only Red Water will be widely available through the library, there are only 2 copies of The Veil in the state)
November 11: Educated by Tara Westover
December 10: Present books and choose for 2020

Fourth Thursday evening book group
January 24: Watch me disappear by Janelle Brown
February 28: Little fires everywhere by Celeste Ng
March 28: There, there by Tommy Orange
April 25: The Hello girls: America’s first women soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs
May 23: The great believers by Rebecca Makai
June 27: Crazy rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
July 25: All we ever wanted by Emily Giffin
August 22: We were the lucky ones by Georgia Hunter
September 26: Educated by Tara Westover
October 24: Becoming by Michelle Obama
November 21*: Before we were yours by Lisa Wingate
December 19*: no book selection, group chooses books for the new year
*meeting changed to third Thursday evening

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.