May 20

Seasonal position available at SPL

Seasonal position available at Sanbornton Public Library 

Part Time Program Coordinator “Plus” for Summer 2015

Hours: 8-12 hours/week including Wednesday mornings during the summer; occasional evenings and Saturdays

Wages: $12 per hour. This position does not include benefits.

Position Description: Self-motivated, friendly and detail-oriented person needed to join the Sanbornton Public Library for summer 2015. Plan, prepare, promote and often present programs for children, teen and adults as well as staffing the circulation desk.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Meet with the Director on program plans for adults, teens and children.

– Attend programs to supervise logistics and ensure a quality experience for all attendees.

– Create and distribute program promotional materials in a variety of formats – flyers, signs, digital/social media, and press releases

– Prepare crafts and design displays

– Help create library e-newsletter, update the library web site and write press releases

Secondary Responsibilities:

– Cover circulation desk as needed, providing excellent and courteous service to patrons

– Shelve materials

– Provide telephone service to patrons following business phone etiquette.

– Assist in general upkeep of the library’s spaces

– Other responsibilities as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

– A Bachelor’s degree and experience in library services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

– Outstanding interpersonal skills

– Ability to lift and shelve library materials up to 30 lbs.

– Proficiency in managing multiple projects and working independently

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills

– Ability to lead programs with adults, teens and children

– Strong computer skills with interest in learning new technology

– Event marketing and graphic design experience preferred

Closing Date: Open until position is filled


Please send a resume, and cover letter, and two (2) references to Marcia Haigh, Library Director, Sanbornton Public Library, PO Box 88, Sanbornton NH 03269, or submit by email to

Apr 10

Social Hour

Visit the Library on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. to visit with neighbors. We will share coffee, cribbage and chats. Free and open to the 55+ residents.

Apr 10

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.

A great way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

These bags can be disposed of for free at the Sanbornton Transfer Station


Dec 18

Sign repainted by volunteers

The sign in front of the Library with our hours has been repainted. Volunteers Christian Smith and Jenna Sanchez repainted the sign as part of a community project for a class at Winnisquam High Schoolpainted sign

Dec 03

Winter Social Hour

Visit with neighbors in our sunny cafe area and have a cup of coffee, chat or play cribbage.

The second and fourth Tuesday of each winter month at 11:00 a.m.


Dec 03

Open House

Our holiday open house, hosted by the Library Trustees was a lot of fun.  The gingerbread houses decorated by the children looked good enough to eat!  Thank you for the stocking gifts.

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Nov 21

Movie and Sing-Along on January 2nd

The Library will be showing a movie on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2 p.m.  This will be a sing-along to a popular movie. The lyrics will appear on the screen and a bouncing snowflake will help us follow along.  Costumes are encouraged.  This will be a fun way to finish school vacation week. Our movie license won’t let us post the title, so call the Library at 286-8288 for information. The program is free and the movie rated PG.

Nov 07

Thank you!

Many thanks to all those who donated to the Election Day Bake Sale. We appreciate your taking the time to make cookies, breads, chili, soup, coffee and so much more. The Library Trustees raised $562.
Thank you.

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 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.

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