Apr 24

“Dewey See it?” Scavenger Hunt


Dewey see it? Dewey what? The Dewey Decimal System!

Explore the library’s children’s nonfiction section while hunting for hidden items. Collect them all and win a prize!

To get started, grab a “Dewey See It” bookmark from the front desk. On the back, you’ll discover the broad categories that make up the Dewey Decimal System. For each category, there will be two items listed. Each item is hiding in an envelope in a related book within that range of numbers. When you find the correct book, take one piece out of the secret envelope inside. See how many you can find!



Apr 17

Easter Egg Hunt and Craft Recap

The bunny craft!

The bunny craft!

The library would like to thank everyone who attended the Sanbornton Recreation Department’s Easter Egg Hunt this past Saturday at the wonderful Bodwell farm, and was thrilled to see those who came over for the craft portion. Egg-hunters enjoyed refreshments and a festive activity in the library space, and the Easter Bunny herself even stopped by to visit. Special thanks to Recreation Department Coordinator Julie Lonergan and her team for all their work on this event. And remember, even when it’s not Easter, you can still come to the library and “hunt” for books!

Want to see more photos from the Egg Hunt? Check out our Facebook page!

Apr 15

Meet the Candidates Night

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Sanbornton Candidates Night 

On Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm, the library will host a Meet the Candidates Night so that the public may meet the candidates on the town ballot. This is an opportunity to ask those people who want to represent you about the issues and policies that are important to you. The event will be formatted as a moderated question and answer session between the candidates and the voters. The mission behind the event is that informed voters make informed choices!

The evening will be moderated by Pat Clark and is being coordinated by Andy Sanborn. For further information, contact the library or call 934-3961.

Apr 12

Cooking with T.K. – Discover the Flavors, History and Preparation of Biscotti



A cooking show right in your hometown! On Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 7pm, join Sanbornton resident T. K. Whalen here at the library for an evening of fun and food. She will reveal the secrets of making biscotti in this free demonstration and share insights as to its history.

Apr 09

Sanbornton Historical Society Program: What Do You Do with an Old Graveyard?

New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association

New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association


On Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7pm, the Sanbornton Historical Society will open its season of educational programs with an event at the library, “What Do You Do with an Old Graveyard?”. The public is invited free of charge, and Society members will provide refreshments.


New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association (NHOGA) members Richard Alperin and Richard Maloon will present a PowerPoint lecture to aid those wishing to learn the dos and don’ts of old graveyard management and preservation.

Richard Alperin, President of NHOGA, is a graveyard enthusiast who, in 2003, inspired Newmarket, New Hampshire to set up Cemetery Trustees (of which he is one). Treasurer of NHOGA, Richard Maloon is from Merrimack, New Hampshire and runs hands-on workshops to help others learn how to correctly improve the 4,365 private graveyards in New Hampshire. The lecture is based mainly on their experiences actively preserving stones and plots around the state.

If you’d like more information, contact the library, or Program Chair Linda Salatiello at 286-4526.

Apr 08

Wednesday Night Yoga

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Wednesday Night Yoga will be starting up at the library on Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm upstairs in the Woodman Room. Sessions will be generously led by Janice Filter, an experienced instructor. The class is free and open to all, but please bring your own yoga mat. Classes will be starting up beginning this week, Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. If you’d like more information, contact us!

Apr 04

It’s Baseball Season!

In celebration of the Red Sox’s home opener today, here’s a sampling of our baseball-related items, as well as a full look at our Red Sox collection! Come in to check out any of these great picks!

Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler

Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler

Picture Books

Dino-baseball by Lisa Wheeler

Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies


Chapter Books 

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane

The Fox Steals Home by Matt Christopher

The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball by Margaret Davidson

The Story of Jackie Robinson


Children’s Nonfiction and Biography

Baseball Brain Teasers – Major League Puzzles by Dom Forker

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson

The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball by Margaret Davidson

Baseball Haiku

Baseball Haiku

Adult Fiction

Double Play by Robert Parker

Calico Joe by John Grisham


Adult Nonfiction and Biography

Baseball Haiku: American and Japanese Haiku and Senryu on Baseball by Cor Van den Heuvel and Nanae Tamura

Fathers Playing Catch with Sons : Essays on Sport, Mostly Baseball by

The Sandlot

The Sandlot

Donald Hall

Joe DiMaggio: The Hero’s Life by Richard Ben Cramer



The Sandlot, Moneyball, 42


* * * And now, what you’ve all been waiting for – our complete Red Sox collection! * * *

Believe It

Believe It

Believe It: Amazing Red Sox: World Champions by Reid Laymance – Adult Nonfiction

Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits by David Ortiz with Tony Massarotti – Adult Biography

Boston Red Sox: AL East by Richard Rambeck – Juvenile Nonfiction

Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation – The Complete Story of Baseball’s Greatest Fans Volumes 1 & 2 – Nonfiction DVD

The Story of the Boston Red Sox by Michael E. Goodman – Juvenile Nonfiction

Red Sox ABC

Red Sox ABC

Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona with Dan Shaughnessy – Adult Nonfiction

Red Sox ABC – My First Alphabet Book by Brad M. Epstein – Board Book

Apr 03

Poetry Night



In celebration of April, National Poetry Month, and National Library Week, which runs from April 13th to 19th, the library’s Writers’ Workshop group will be presenting a poetry night on Wednesday, April 16th at 7pm. Come unleash your poetic side and support your talented neighbors!

Apr 01

Easter Egg Hunt and Craft


On Saturday, April 12th, the Sanbornton Recreation Department will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00am. Immediately following the hunt, from 10:30-11am, they will be doing a craft activity at the library. Though this event is put on by the Recreation Department, they will be using the library space for the craft portion. We welcome you all to come “hunt” for books here as well, and are excited to see what you create!

Mar 23

Spring in the Children’s Room

Our spring display!

Our spring display!

Now that it’s officially spring (despite the snow outside!), we’ve switched out our Saint Patrick’s display in the Children’s Room for a bright, colorful spring arrangement. Our new display on the table features a variety of items with a springtime theme. In addition to fiction picture books, we have a delightful pop-up book of Easter Bugs! While we have a variety of science and nature-themed nonfiction books, we also have a great book on outdoor sketching in spring, for those in search of a more lighthearted pursuit. Come browse our selections and get into the spring spirit!

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