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Board of Trustees Meeting Notice
The Board of Trustees of the Colby Memorial Library will meet Wednesday October 20th at 1PM at the library.
Outdoor Halloween Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 28th
6:30 PM
(Toddler - Grade 5)*
*Please call or email to register. And, come in costume, if you dare! Snacks provided.

Literary Pumpkin Contest
All Ages.
Join us Saturday October 30th at 1:00 for our first Literary Pumpkin Contest. A Gift Certificate will be awarded for the best pumpkin.
1. Only battery powered candles
2. Materials may be added to the pumpkin or built around it, but the pumpkin must be the main component.
3. Pumpkins may be set up starting at 12:30. Pumpkins must be taken home.
We'll have cider and donuts and meet in the back parking lot.

Thanksgiving Raffle
The Friends of the Colby Memorial Library are sponsoring a fundraising raffle for a 12–15-pound fresh turkey from Raymond’s Turkey Farm and other holiday meal items. Tickets, available at the library, are $1 each or $5 for six tickets.
We Need More Friends!
If you are a library lover or new to town and looking to get involved, consider joining the Friends of the Colby Memorial Library. The Friends sponsor several fundraisers a year and support the library by donating funds for museum passes, programming and more. Last year, the Friends paid for the design of our library logo that you may have seen on the cover of our new brochure, which was paid for by American Recovery Plan Act funding.
The Friends meet every third Saturday at 10 a.m. at the library. Meetings are currently held under the tent. Annual membership is $5. The next meeting is Oct. 16th at 10am.

With rising Covid-19 cases in Danville, we'd like to remind you, that in addition to being open our regular hours, we also offer curbside pick-up. Please call us at 382-6733 to arrange services.
We encourage all visitors to wear a mask.
Outdoor Storytimes: 
Weekly Thursday StorytImes are back (Toddlers at 10:00 a.m. and Pre-K at 11:30 a.m.). Join our Children’s Librarians for stories, outdoor activities and take-home craft bags. Registration is required. Call 603-382-6733.
As of June 1st we are back to our pre-covid hours as follows:
Mon 12-8, Tue 12-8, Wed 10-6, Thur 10-6, Saturday 10-1.
No appointments needed!
The Library Board of Trustees has revised the library's mask policy to adhere to CDC guidance. If you are unvaccinated, including children, please continue to wear a mask.
Masks are not required outside, unless requested by a performer or vendor.

Patrons may place holds directly in the library catalog, by emailing us at or calling 382-6733. We will call you when your order is ready.
Not sure what you want? We can help! We're happy to make recoomendations based on what you like. We also have lists in our catalog of our newest titles as well as lists curated by genre. Holds may be placed directly from the lists.


Attention Overdrive digital book users - due to a change in authentication rules all users are now prompted for a password in addtion to a library card number. All our borroweres are issued an initial password of changeme. If you have never changed your password this is what it remains, If you have changed it, please use whatever you have changed it to. If you do not know what your password is, or if you want help in changing it, please call us at 382-6733 or email director@colbymemoriallibrary. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you are new to Overdrive, the state's collection of digital books and audiobooks, please contact us for assistance! We have also added a Danville only collection.

New to town or don't have a card? No problem, we will register you remotely. Email
Please also check out our digital collection on Overdrive, follow us on Facebook for Colby Crafts at Home, Story Times, and other news and announcements. 


  • Passwords
    Please email me with questions about accessing the Overdrive ebooks and Audiobooks. My email address is 
    We can arrange a time to talk on the phone.

    Also email me if you need password information for EBSCO. Our licensing prohibits us from posting passwords  but I can email it to you upon request.

    The user ID for the Downloadable ebooks and digital books is the number on the back of your library card.

  • Virtual Story Time and Colby Crafts From Home on Facebook!
    for Virtual Story TImes and children's crafts!. 
    You can help us reach more users by following our page. Thank you!
  • Children's Connection
    Would you like to receive news of upcoming events from the Children's Room? We are planning a few outdoor story hours this fall, another Tale on the Trail is in the works and there are lots of new books, virtual book clubs, and other things to let you know about! Please email to sign up for the newsletter.
    You will soon need a PIN number, along with your library card number, when accessing Overdrive. Your PIN number is the number you use to sign in to the library's online catalog. If you do not know your PIN number, or have any trouble with Overdrive, please call us at 382-6733 or email
    We are sorry for the inconvenience. 
  • Board of Library Trustees

    The Board of Library Trustees of the Colby Memorial Library will meet on July 21st at 1PM at the library.
Information on Coronavirus

Up-to-date announcements on the Covid-19 virus from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services