Oct 13

Have you visited the “New Items” page?

new books


Did you know that our website has a helpful listing of the library’s newest acquisitions? To access this feature, click the “New Items” link on the drop down menu under “Resources” along the top heading. Moving your mouse and holding it over the arrow next to the word will trigger the menu to drop down.

Our “New Items” page showcases all of our recent additions for the current month. Items are helpfully arranged by category. All of the titles are hyper-linked. If you click on one, it will open up its page in the library catalog. From there you may check availability and place a hold on the item (using your username and password). If you do not have a username or password (or have forgotten them), contact the library and we will set you up with a new one!



Oct 12

Blue Bags Available

Blue Bags Available

Provided by the Sanbornton Conservation Commission

Pick up a blue bag here at the library and use it to clean up litter on your street

and in your neighborhood. These bags can be disposed of for free

at the Sanbornton Transfer Station


Oct 10

New Usborne Books


Thank you to Carol Varney of Usborne Books and Steele Hill Resort for their generous donation of these new Usborne books. These recent arrivals are now on display in the children’s room and ready to be checked out! Titles include multiple board books and picture books. For older readers, we have multiple new STEM nonfiction books and a new young adult series.

Oct 07

Elder Law and Estate Planning

Information Session about Elder Law and Estate Planning with Warren Lake, Attorney at Law


  • Medicaid and planning for Long-Term Care costs
  • How to avoid Probate
  • Last Wills – Are they really necessary?
  • Advance Directives – Why they are so important
  • Questions and answers about Common Estate Planning issues

When:  Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Where:  Sanbornton Public Library, 27 Meeting house Hill Road

Call the library at 286-8288 for more information.


Sep 30

Lakes Region Community Read

2014 Lakes Region Community Read

Live Free and Eat Pie by Rebecca Rule


40thLogoThe Scrooge and Marley Coop – a gathering of librarians in the Lakes Region – has selected Live Free and Eat Pie by Rebecca Rule as its 2014 Community Read. This is a unique opportunity to delve into the local lore and the unique character of the region.

Beginning in October, participants will read the book and take part in book discussions and related programs. On Sunday, November 2nd, Ms. Rule will be at Interlakes High School to talk about her stories and answer questions from readers.

The New Hampshire Humanities Council has designated this year’s Lakes Region Community Read as one of its 40th anniversary                                                   signature grant-funded projects. We are grateful for its continued                                               support and enthusiasm!


live free eat pie
About the Book

Live Free and Eat Pie confirms our sense of common culture through the medium of storytelling. Although presented in the guise of a Baedeker, this book is much more. It punctuates her more factual presentations with asides and stories that reveal the particular nature of our state and culture. Live Free and Eat Pie will reacquaint natives with local lore and give newcomers a deeper sense of appreciation of where they have come to live.

This will be our book group’s next pick, and copies are available at the library!


About Rebecca Rule

Rebecca Rule has spent over fifteen years gathering and telling stories about New Hampshire. Her publications include: Moved and Seconded: NH Town Meeting, The Present, the Past, and the Future;  The Best Revenge; Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments, and Outright Lies;  Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to NH; and Headin’ for the Rhubarb: A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda).


Upcoming Events

Storytelling with Karen Ober                                                Saturday, October 4th 10:30am and 1pm

Rebecca Rule at Interlakes High School                             Sunday, November 2nd 2pm

Book Group Discussion                                                       Wednesday, November 5th 4pm

Sep 24

Book Group Survey

survey workThe library offers a book discussion group for readers to discuss a title of interest approximately every six weeks. Selections range in genre, and past picks include The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker, Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen and Desert Queen by Janet Wallach. The next selection will be the regional Community Read, Live Free and Eat Pie by Rebecca Rule, and new participants are always welcome!

As of 9/29/2014 the results are split evenly between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. So…on October 1st we will meet at 7 p.m. Then, on November 5th we will meet at 4 p.m. to discuss the Lakes Region Reads book by Rebecca Rule.

What time works better for you? Click here to vote! 


Sep 16

Storytime & Squirrels


This week during Story Time we are continuing our preparation for fall with a fun squirrel theme! We will be reading multiple picture books involving these curious critters and working on a fun craft that also includes acorns and autumn leaves. Our children’s Story Time is perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners and is held twice a week on Tuesdays at 1:00pm and Fridays at 10:30am. Please join us on either day!


Sep 11

Celebrate Sanbornton!


Celebrate Sanbornton

Saturday, October 4th 10:00am-2:00pm

Rain date – Sunday, October 5th 12:00pm-4:00pm

Activities planned include:

  • Gazebo music by Moulton’s Band, New Horizons Band and Sant Bani School
  • Safety talks and demonstrations at the Life/Safety Building
  • A blacksmithing demonstration
  • A horseshoeing demonstration
  • Lane Tavern tours
  • Vendors in the Currier Building field
  • Storytelling by Evelyn Auger
  • Games for children
  • Hiking on new town trails
  • A fiber arts demonstration (*** here at the library!***)
  • An art show
  • A cribbage tournament
  • Scout Troop 842
  • Free cake slices from 19 cakes spelling out “Celebrate Sanbornton”
  • And more to come!

sanbornton seal

If you are interested in helping with this event, the next planning meeting will be held on Monday, September 22nd from 5:30-7:00pm at the Town Offices.

Sanbornton crafters are still needed for wares to sell in Sue Hankard’s “Country Store” in the Old Town Hall. For more information, contact Lynn Chong at 934-6486.


Sep 09

Multicultural Donation

The library would like to thank Peter and Linda DeMinico for their generous donation to expand the library’s multicultural collection.

Here’s a preview of some of the new items!


The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship and Chinese Characters by Christoph Niemann

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie

The Golden Sandal: a Middle Eastern Cinderella Story by Rebecca Hickox

Angkat: the Cambodian Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn

The Day the Dragon Danced by Kay Haugaard

We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs

A School Like Mine by Penny Smith

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis

Click on a title to be brought to its catalog page, and visit the library to check out these picks!

Aug 28

Story Time Update

One of this week's book and our craft!

One of this week’s books and our craft!

Our biweekly children’s story time is continuing here at the library on Tuesdays at 1:30pm and Fridays at 10:30am. This week we are preparing for fall with apple-themed stories and a craft. Please join us on either day!


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