Apr 18

Earth Day Trail Talk April 22 at 7 p.m

Celebrate Earth Day by visiting Sanbornton Public Library to hear outdoor enthusiast Charles Dona talk about his hike of the John Muir Trail. This is same trail described in the book and movie “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. His presentation will be Wednesday, April 22 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library. It is free and open to the public. Members of the Sanbornton Conservation Commission will be on hand to pass out bags for road-side litter pick-up and to talk about local trails.

Charles Dona lives in Tilton, NH, works in Holderness, but spends much of his spare time in the outdoors doing a varied selection of activities: fishing, canoeing, backpacking, cycling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. His most valued recreational accomplishments involve travel under his own power, including thru-hikes of the Appalachian, Long, Colorado, and John Muir trails. He has completed two 50-mile ultra marathons, a marathon on snowshoes, the world-championship Spartan race at Killington, placed second at a 24 hour solo mountain bike race, climbed the highest peak in each New England state and NY in the winter in record time, and climbed each of the 48 four thousand foot mountains in NH twice, including once in the winter months.

His presentation will be on his 2012 hike of America’s most famous trail, The John Muir trail. “Stretching 212 miles from Mt. Whitney to Yosemite Valley, California’s famed JMT passes through some of the most dramatic scenery in the country – massive granite peaks, dizzying waterfalls, pristine alpine lakes, and vibrant meadows filled with Sierra wildflowers” (Elizabeth Wenk). Charles’s presentation will include slides, music, a brief history of the trail, equipment/clothing used, how to prepare for the journey, and what one can expect in California’s high Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Charles Dona

Charles Dona

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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