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Special Saturday Storytime
 Join us on Saturday, September 30 at 11:00 AM for a special family Storytime. We will read stories about Fall, sing, and move to action songs as well as make a craft or take one home to make. Please call to let us know if you plan to attend. If you find yourself available at the last minute, feel free to join us.
 Red Sox History Program
 Join us Tuesday October 17th at 7PM for a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with award-winning sportswriter and sports book author Marty Gitlin, who wrote The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features exciting and nostalgic videos of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history.
 The program also includes Sox trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, to Babe Ruth to Ted Williams to The Impossible Dream Season of 1967 to Lynn, Rice and '75 to the heartbreak of 1986 all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available following the program.
Save the Dates for an All-Community Read and Nature Series
We are excited to be part of the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest and New Hampshire Humanities Big Read of The Bear by Andrew Krivak of Massachusetts and Jaffrey, NH.
The novel is called a “beautiful and elegant … gem” by Publishers Weekly “exploring a world at the end of humanity. The last two humans on Earth—a father and daughter—live off the land at the foot of a mountain, learning to live alongside the rhythms of a world reclaimed by nature.”
Given the author’s home in Jaffrey and the descriptions, it is assumed the mountain in the novel is Mount Monadnock.
We are offering free books provided through the grant, an evening to discuss the book and several outdoor programs with our community partner, Kim Cote. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Communities throughout the state are participating in this program. Please visit to learn of all the scheduled events including an author event and a starry sky show at the McAuliffe-Shepard Museum.
Our local events are November 2 at 7PM - Book Discussion, November 18th - 10AM A Walk in the Woods and November 27 5PM - a Full Moon Gathering.
 To learn more or register for our events, please email or come see us!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Call us for information on this exciting new program to get your little ones ready to learn to read when they go to school. 
Wall Street Journal Online Now Available - Colby library card holders may now access the Wall Street Journal online for free - a savings of $200-$400 a year! Call us for details on how to access. If you do not have a card just come see us with a proof of residency. If you are unable to come to the library please call Ann Massoth at 603-382-6733
Have you tried hoopla?
Over a million free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, and music are available with no wait! 
Go to to get started. 
You will need an email address and your library card number. 
Selections may be viewed or listened to on your computer or on a host of digital devices. Items may be downloaded with WIFI and then streamed later on a device without a connection.
Borrow up to ten items a month and also Bonus Borrows that don't count against your total.

Knitting Group 
The library's knitting and handcrafting hour is returning every other Tuesday at 6:30. These gathering are not intended as lessons but Dottie BIllbrough will be on hand to offer encouragement. Please contact us for more information as the time may change.
Curbside Pick-up Available on Request
As covid cases continue we would like to remind everyone that curbside pick-up is available upon request. Thanks.

Join Nancy and and Carolyn for their popular Thursday  Storytimes - fun stories, activities and crafts.
Toddlers at 10:00 a.m.
Pre-K -K at 11:30 a.m.
Storytimes are held indoors and outdoors depending on weather and other conditions. Please call us at 603-382-6733 to register or for more information.
Babytime, a special interactive story time for infants is held the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00. Reading to babies help infants build language skills, eye/hand coordination and early social skills as well , as well as offer social time for parents and caregivers.
Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30. Call Carolyn for more information on the current book. 
Cookbook Club usually meets on the third Saturday at 11:30 and share dishes based ona  theme. Come check out our cookbooks and Cooks Magazine for inspiration and then bring your creation to share.


Free Online Research Tools

Salem Press Reference Books are available for home access with your library card. 

Click on the following link:

and enter your card number. Plase call us if you do not know your number. 

Brand New Titles include:


Also Current Topics:

Ukraine and Russia

Older Reference Sets:

The Decades
Great Lives From History
Great Events From History