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The Trustees of the Colby Memorial Library will meet Wednesday January 19th at  2:30 PM at the library. Masks are required for meetings.
Curbside Pick-up Available on Request
Happy New Year! As covid cases continue to soar, we would like to remind everyone that curbside pick-up is available upon request. For visitors, please wear a mask. Thanks!
Coming Soon - Hoopla!
Hoopla is a borrowing platform for digital books, audiobooks, tv shows, movies, comics, and music. Materials are downloaded to your devices to view offline. Never a wait! 

Colby Display
The Colby Memorial Library and the Danville Heritage Commission invite you to the library to view their exhibit celebrating Lester Colby, the library’s greatest benefactor. Visitors will enjoy stories about the family and view numerous personal artifacts that were donated to the library by Colby family members and to the Town of Danville by the Hawke Historical Society.
Items curated by The Heritage Commission include a Colby family bible, Lester’s great-great grandfather’s military canteen from the 1800s, Lester’s mother Lucy Spofford Colby’s handcrafts including a quilt and needlework bookmarks as well as photographs of the family homestead and mill. The library also has a detailed book of family history compiled by descendants. Lester Colby’s replicated journal entries, from when he was 12, offers a rare glimpse at life in Danville in the 1870s.

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 November 20th at 10am.
Curbside Pick-up
With Covid-19 cases again on the rise in in Danville and Rockingham County, 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.
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 recommendations 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.
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!
Please wear a mask! Cases are on the rise again in Danville and NH.

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 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. 
Information on Coronavirus

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