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

Curbside hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday CLOSED

Appointment Only hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Designated Seniors Appointment Only Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Staff is available through email

Library services available on-line 24/7 through the catalog, website, newsletter and FACEBOOK  

Please see for information on scheduling an appointment! As always you do not need an appointment to use curbside! Please use whichever service you feel most comfortable in obtaining your library materials.

A reminder: returned materials still get quarantined so "overdue" notices may be sent after you return something to our drop off bin.
Sunday, November 1,
an extra hour to curl up with your favorite book!!
The Library will be closed on Nov 11th in honor of Veterans’ Day. 
Teen Night In - October 30, 6 to 8 pm   TONIGHT!!!
Stuck inside this year? Join us for a fun evening of Werewolf, Candy Challenges, a Costume Contest, Trivia and more!
Join us on Zoom for an evening full of fun. Here is the run down of the night:
6 – 6:15 Candy Challenge!
6:15 – 7 Let's play some Werewolf!
7 - 7:15 Show off your costumes!
7:15 – 8 Trivia!

Come for one thing, or stay for everything. It's up to you!

This Event is sponsored by YALS, Keene Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Portsmouth Public Library, Tracy Memorial Library and Whipple Free Library. 

Contact for the registration link.

Once you have registered, we will let you know when your goodie bag is ready for pickup! Open to youth in grades 7 to 12.

Candy Madness Update! And the winner is......stay tuned.
This year the Town Hall, Recreation Dept. and Whipple Free Library’s Giving Trees will be virtual. You can help less fortunate New Boston children and families’ Christmas wishes come true.

The Whipple Free Library asks that you leave your donation in the metal Book Return in an envelope marked Giving Tree. If you come in for an appointment, you may bring your donation inside and place it in the gift box in the hallway.

The Town Hall/Recreation Dept.’s drop off for donations is the New Boston Recreation Dropbox located right outside the Recreation Dept. door. As a thank you for helping those that cannot afford to purchase Christmas gifts this year, there will be an ornament-coloring sheet available for you to decorate and place on your tree.

The drop off box is located at the Recreation Dept., 5 Meeting house Hill Road. The Old Engine House is between the gazebo and the Town Hall. The locked box is available 24/7/365.

We are accepting your generous donation of Gift Cards or checks made out to the
Community Church of New Boston, with Giving Tree on the Memo line.

Please make your donation from
Sunday, November 1 – Monday, December 7, 2020

Gift card ideas – Apple/iTunes, Walmart, Sporting Goods Stores, Target, Clothing Stores, Toy Stores, Amazon
Checks made out to: Community Church of New Boston (memo – Giving Tree)

Thank you and Happy Holidays
Town Hall
New Boston Recreation
Whipple Free Library
Don't miss out!
Register for this program today.
Mindfulness with Laura Klain
Thursday, November 5 at 7 pm

Mindfulness is a great way to alleviate stress, develop more creativity, and cultivate more peace in your life. The practice can be added to any lifestyle and can be done anywhere. No special equipment or skills needed! Come and learn how to use your breath, mind, and body as tools to help you be more present and peaceful even during times of stress. This hour-long mindfulness workshop and guided meditation will be a *LIVE* zoom event. Wear comfy clothes and get ready for a relaxing and enlightening experience!

Contact to pre-register for the FREE class sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Virtual book party
Wednesday, November 18 at 7 pm
"Being Mortal" by Atul Gwande

In Being Mortal, author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. (Goodreads review)

Link to Frontline trailer by PBS, a glimpse of the author and his book

This is a virtual book discussion group. Books will be available to check out for curbside pickup. Please contact to request the link to the meeting.

Subscription Surprises are here!
These are special bundles only available once a month, not to be confused with our original Book Bundles that will still be available anytime you want one. The Bundles will contain 2 to 3 Books checked out to the Child/Teen plus some fun surprises. Read and return the books, keep the fun surprises!

Teen Takeout for grades 7 to 12.
Mystery Mixtures for grades 1 to 6 
Take Away Treasures for ages 3 to 5. 

Click here for details to sign up.
Anyone is welcome to participate.

October 29 - November 4 is Build a Marble Maze.

Send a picture of your creation to Mrs. Ballou at by Wednesday or through Messenger. 

Pictures will be posted in the afternoon. Then try the next challenge.

Stories and Read Alouds abound....
Shared through Facebook Live in the Whipple Free Library Families group page,
the following video events will be posted on the 
Whipple Free Library Facebook page and shared with various town groups. You can also view the videos on the Whipple Free Library Youtube channel.

Mondays at 1 pm- Stories, flannelboard activities and songs geared to ages 3 to 6, but can be enjoyed by all ages.

Wednesday at 1 pm-
  Mrs. Ballou will read from a chapter book on Wednesdays at 1 pm. The current book is "Poppy" by Avi.

Friday at 11 am- Stories, flannelboard activities and songs geared to ages 1 to 4, but can be enjoyed by all ages.
Craft a Story Junior book club
Monday, November 16 at 3:30 pm

This junior book club is for children in grades 1 to 3. The book is Heidi Heckelbeck Casts a Spell by Wanda Coven. 

We have borrowed books through Interlibrary Loan as the vans are running again! Copies of the book are available through Curbside Pickup - MWF 10 am to 5 pm and Th 2:30 to 6:30 pm. Let us know if you would to borrow a copy. 

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting.

Contact Mrs Ballou at for the passcode if interested in joining this group.
Pageturners book club
Friday, November 20 at 2:30 pm

This junior book club is for children in grades 4 to 6. The book is The Anybodies by N.E. Bode.

Beginning with this meeting, we will have books to hand out as the interlibrary loan vans will be back! Available through Curbside Pickup - MWF 10 am to 5 pm and Th 2:30 to 6:30 pm. Let us know if you would like a copy!

Here is the link for the Zoom meeting

Contact Mrs Ballou for the passcode to join if interested.
Teen Book Club
Friday, November 13 at 4 pm
Shelter by Harlan Coben

We have borrowed books through Interlibrary Loan as the vans are running again! Copies of the book are available through Curbside Pickup - MWF 10 am to 5 pm and Th 2:30 to 6:30 pm. Let us know if you would like to borrow a copy.
Meeting link:
Contact Mrs Ballou for the passcode to join if interested.

Teen book club is for youth in grades 7 to 12.
Around town
Thanks to all the very creative scarecrow builders. a great display this year. t
The Friends of the Library are happy to have sponsored this event for many years...this year was one of the best. Prizes will be announced by the Recreation department.

Cash prizes will be awarded by the Rec Dept. Winners will be announced via Recreations Instagram and Facebook pages on Halloween. Prizes can be picked up at the Recreation Office starting Monday, November 2nd. 

New Books!

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New eBooks

New eAudios
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