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67 Mont Vernon Rd
New Boston, NH 03070
(603) 487-3391

MWF 10-5
Th 2:30-6:30

Available online 24/7 through the catalog, website, newsletter and Facebook

Staff is available through email

Pickup and Returns!

Pickup: All items are inside our main entrance
during normal hours; reserve shelf behind checkout desk available by request

Any items left in curbside pickup for more than
one week will be returned to circulation

Returns: Please place in the drop box at any time!
Around Town!
New Boston Farmers' Market!
Saturday, June 19th, 10-1pm

Vendor offerings include veggies, breads, maple products, honey, soap, vegan meats, sea moss products, jewelry, fairy garden items, frosted cookies, baked goods, homemade wreaths and a multitude of
other products made & grown locally.

On the gazebo playing this week will be the group, "Willie T & Doctor X", a dynamic Boston-based acoustic rock and folk/blues duo.

This week's Community Guest is: New Boston Food Pantry

The Food Pantry has nonperishable food and toiletries available to anyone in need.

They also have a small amount of money available to purchase some perishable items, such as milk and eggs, at Dodge's Store.

The pantry is located in the kitchen of Nan's House.

Anyone in our community can call the church office 487-2160 or Woody 487-3643 to make an appointment to use the pantry.

All users of the food pantry are protected by strict confidentiality.

Monetary donations will be graciously accepted as well as any of these items that currently are in need:
  • Sensitive skin laundry detergent
  • Dish soap (for use at sink)
  • Liquid dishwasher detergent
  • Canned meats such as ham chicken
  • Fully cooked bacon
  • Pickles
  • Olives (black and green)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Snack nuts of any kind
  • Packaged healthy kids' snacks
  • Grocery Gift Cards
Our small friendly ambience makes a visit to the market a perfect way to start your weekend while shopping, conversing, relaxing and tapping your toes to the music!

New Boston Farmers' Market
 Upcoming Community
Guests & Events 2021
Jun 26 Whipple Free Library
Jul 10 The Farm at Sakari's Place
Jul 24 NH Agricultural Experiment Station & Children's Market
(Young Entrepreneurs)
Jul 31 NH DCYF – Foster Families
Aug 7 Geocaching
Aug 14 NB Rails to Trails
Aug 21 Joe English Grange #53
Sept 11 Caricature Carvers &
Celebrating Grandparents' Day
Sept 18 NB Historical Society
Sept 25 Piscataquog Quilters
Oct 2 New Boston Recreation
Oct 9 New Boston Fire Department
(Fire Prevention Week)
Museum Events & Updates!

Music by the Sea
to benefit Seacoast Science Center

Welcome back concerts with Jumbo Circus Peanuts
and Joshua Tree, featuring Rebels!

Tickets are limited and sure to go fast!

With safety top priority, we are reducing capacity so you and your family and friends can set up your own “pod” of blankets and chairs. And, our new, larger seaside tent has plenty of room for groovin’ to the tunes. As always, you will be able to purchase dinner and beverages on site and enjoy the Center’s exhibits during the evening.

Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors and staff. Mask are
strongly encouraged for 
unvaccinated individuals, ages 3 and up.

Summer Hours begin June 22!

Tues-Sat: 9am-Noon or 1-4pm
Sundays: 9am-Noon

You can arrive at any time during your 3 hour play session!
Masks are still required for everyone over the age of 24 months.
Beginning Thursday, July 1st, all visitors must not only reserve
their visit's date and time online
, but also
pre-pay admission online as well.
Museum Members are free as always, but we're still asking
Members to reserve online before visiting.

2021 Historic House Season
June 19 through October 17
10 AM - 5 PM daily.

Strawbery Banke opens for the season offering visitors the chance to explore over 300 years of history, from Indigenous history to the present day. Tour historic houses on original foundations, meet costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations and explore heirloom gardens.

General admission tickets are available online as well as
at the door in the TYCO Visitors Center.

Members - free
Adults - $19.50
Children (ages 5-17) - $9
Family (2 adults +children ages 5-17) - $48.
COVID-19: All visitors are asked to review the
Museum's COVID-19 precautions before visiting.

Now open Seven Days a Week!

Two time slots per day: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Pre-register your visits by calling 603-669-0400 or sign up on their website.
Masks are still required for all visitors at this time.
Just for Grownups!
(The newest books, exciting programs,
and other areas of interest for adults)
Who DUNNIT? Mystery Book Club

Weds. July 7th 11am-12pm

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

This event will take place via zoom. Copies of the book are on order but should arrive within the next week. A wait list can be started as needed!

Please contact Allison at to make sure you are included!
New Books for Adults!
June:       Fiction      Non-Fiction               
May:       Fiction      Non-Fiction     DVDs

2021 Adult Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program has begun
and runs thru August 20th.

Earn a raffle ticket for our prizes by:

1. Reading a book

2. Logging 100 minutes read

3. Attending a library event

4. Returning the reading bingo card


Register with ReadSquared to keep your log online. 

ReadSquared is an app that can be downloaded to your mobile device or you can log in on a computer. 

Go here: ReadSquared


Keep track of your points manually using our paper
summer reading log and bingo card

Turn into the circulation desk to get your raffle tickets.

Turn your reading logs, BINGO cards in by August 20th to receive your raffle tickets before the drawing.

Drawings will be held the week of August 23rd.

Crowes Pasture Concert
Thursday, July 1st at 7:00pm
at the Whipple Free Library

Join us for an evening of music with Crowes Pasture!
This event will be held outdoors at the library. 
Please bring your own chair or blanket. Refreshments will not be provided.

We ask that you maintain a social distance outside if not wearing a mask.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled.

Top 10 Tips for Adopting a Dog from a Rescue

by Kristin Morrissey of Second Chance Ranch Rescue

Wednesday, July 14th at 7:00pm

This will be an in-person event at the Whipple Free Library.

This will be planned to be held outdoors on the library grounds with a plan to move to the Russell Community room in the case of inclement weather.  The Russell Community Room has a max of 35 people at this time.

If outside, we ask that you maintain an appropriate social distance if not wearing a mask.  If moved inside, masks will be required.

With over a decade of rescue experience and hundreds of rescue success stories with harder to adopt out dogs, Kristin Morrissey will give a 1 hour talk about the top 10 things you can do to ensure your adoption is successful.

Come borrow seeds from
our Seed Library before planting season is over!


The idea is that you can "borrow" seeds by taking from the library and then return seeds harvested from what you grow.

Special thank you to Live Bee or Die Farm and Grasshoppers for seed donations to get us started!

For more information on what we are looking for, how to donate, and the types of seeds we are looking for, please refer to these links:

Saving Seeds Graphic Courtesy of Weare Garden Club

Tails and Tales!
Summer Adventures 2021 Kicks Off June 16th!

This summer we celebrate the 2021 nation-wide Summer Reading theme – “Tails and Tales!” Explore the world of life around you and find out what is special about so many of the animals who live with us on our little blue planet.

Registration has begun but you can still register
online or in person!

Online option: Readsquared is available again this summer

In Person Option: Book tracking such as BINGO cards and journals

There's so many events planned it's hard to list them all here! Please stop by for a copy of the Summer Adventures schedule to see what's being offered. We have copies at the checkout desk, in the community room where signups are taking place, and some in the entryway for curbside pickup as well!

 Mrs. Ballou's Summer Challenge!

“Last year, our summer reading numbers were much lower than usual, and we would like to see more of you this summer. If over 300 kids and/or teens sign up for Summer Adventures, I will put some fun color in my hair. You may even get the chance to vote on the color!”


Thanks to a Summer Learning Grant, we were able to purchase items needed for safe outdoor programming! Funding for the NH State Library Summer Learning Grant is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation and funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Teen Nook!
(Programs, News, and the latest additions to our teen collection)
Between the Lines Book Club
For Grades 6-8
Fri. July 23rd 4:30pm

Artemis Fowl by Erin Colfer

If you would like to join us in a fun discussion, email Mrs Ballou at Will be meeting in person; outside if weather permits, inside the community room if weather is uncooperative.

Teen Book Club
Fri. July 9th 4:30pm

Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

If you would like to join us in a fun discussion, email Mrs Ballou at Will be meeting in person; outside if weather permits, inside the community room if weather is uncooperative.

Teen Summer Fun“Tails and Tales”
This summer program is for youth entering grade 7 and up

Registration has begun and is ongoing!

Read books and/or attend Teen Nights to receive raffle tickets
to enter for some awesome prizes.

Weekly raffle at the teen nights.

Pre-registration required for all events due to limited space

Each Teen Nights event will be limited to no more than 33 teens

Survivor Fun Teen Night!
Friday June 25th, 6-8pm

This is our first teen night of the summer, be sure to sign up soon
for some team-challenge fun!
Need new teen books to read?
Book Bundles - Send an email to or to request a set of 5 books at random or based on your favorite genres and topics!

The New Books List! - YA Fic:   June     May
Kids Corner!
(Everything you'd ever like to know about new books, storytimes, bookclubs, and more for your family)
Craft a Story Book Club!
Mon. July 12th 3:30-4:30pm

Judy Moody and Stink
The Big Bad Blackout
by Megan MacDonald

Please email to sign up. Books are now available! Will be meeting in person; outside if weather permits, inside the community room if weather is uncooperative.

Pageturners Book Club!
Mon. July 26th 3:30-4:30pm

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

Please email to sign up! Will be meeting in person; outside if weather permits, inside the community room if weather is uncooperative.

LEGO Challenges for June!

Anyone is welcome to participate in our weekly challenges!

Week 4 - Build a Raft!

Any LEGO Challenge creation photos can be sent to
We'd love to display them in our display case since we
can't put up your creations right now!

Need new kids books to read?
Book Bundles - Send an email to or to request a set of 5 books at random or based on your favorite genres and topics!

The New Books Lists! - ESY PIC: June     May

                                             Juv Fic:   June     May
That Little Something Extra:
Comic of the Day


New eBooks               New eAudios
Send your Suggestions!
Email Ken at if you have suggestions for what you'd like to see from our library newsletter going forward. Thanks for reading!
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