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While We Are Closed
While our doors remain closed we are back in the building getting ready for curbside services and our Summer Reading Program.

Please see information here:
Summer Reading 2020

Meanwhile, please hang on to your books and videos. We will waive any fee or fine. Our bookdrop is also closed.

WiFi is available in the front parking lot. 

Email me if you are having trouble with an expired card, if you want to register for a card, or if you need the passwords for Overdrive downloadable books and audiobooks,  EBSCO databases, or Ancestry - now available at home. I am happy to arrange a telephone call if I can't help you via email.

My email address is


    The Colby Memorial Library will close effective Saturday March 14th at 1PM in response to the Coronavirus emergency. The Board of Trustees met on March 5th and enacted a policy to close the library if certain criteria dictated, including the closure of local schools.
    We are deeply sorry to have to make this decision, but the health and safety of our community has to be our first priority.
    You will not be charged for overdue materials. All fines will be waived.  Please do not put materials in the book drop.
    Please take advantage of our online digital books and audiobooks (Overdrive) as well as the EBSCO database that features up-to-date newspapers and magazines. Your library card number is your user ID for Overdrive.
     Check back for for updates and news. We will be looking for additional ways to provide digital resources.
  • While we are closed
    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.

  • Ancestry Finally Available From Home
    We are now able to temporarily offer Ancestry at home!  Normally this is an in-library use only tool,. Ancestry includes millions of census, immigration, military and vital records as well as historical images, maps and more.

    You must sign into your library account to access Ancestry. Click on the Manage Your Account link in the upper right hand corner of this page. Your username is your library card number. If you do not know your password, email me at and I can set up up with a new one.


  • CENSUS 2020

    Make sure Danville is fully counted!

    The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.

    Please visit below for all the information you need

    In addition to Overdrive downloadable books and audiobooks check out Project Gutenberg at
    Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 
    free ebooks that can be read on your computer or a reading device such as Kindle. You will find the world's great literature here with a focus on older works for which copyright is expired. Search for books using their catalog, 

  • 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!
    Happy Spring Vacation Week. It's currently 38 degrees in Danville and these are hardly normal times! Still, we challenge you to enter our "What is in YOUR backyard?" photo contest. Winners will be announced at the end of May. First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded gift certificates to local businesses who all need our our support!
    To enter, follow our page on Facebook and then from your own feed find this post and send us photos in the comment section. That way everyone can see them.Staff will pick the winners.(We will share photos too but won't be eligible for prizes.) To get us started here are turkeys from Nancy Sheridan's yard and a frequent visitor to my yard.
    So get creative and send us your photos and let's hope for better weather. Message me with any questions!
    Digital readers and listeners - the long wait may be over! We are pleased to announce that we now have a Danville-only collection in Overdrive. This means you will no longer have to compete with residents from other towns for popular titles that we have purchased.
    You don't have to do anything differently - just browse as usual. Our collection is integrated within the statewide collection but can only be seen and borrowed by Danville cardholders. If a title is checked out, place a hold and know the wait will be much shorter than in the past. All you will need is your library card.
    Some of the titles we have added include:
    Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
    If it Bleeds by Stephen King
    End of October by Lawrence Wright
    Camino Island by John Grisham
    The Great Influenza by John Barry
    Weather by Jenny Offil
    The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steele
    What titles would you like us to add? Just email me or comment here and we'll do our best. Please specify if you like to read or listen.
    You can access Overdrive at or via the link on this page under Explore!
     If you are a Danville resident and need a card please email me at
    If you have not tried Overdrive, give it a shot! It is a great resource with thousands of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. You can access them on your desk top computer, a laptop, devices or phone, Please reach out to me with any technical questions.
    We hope this helps!
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award Ballot
    Parents of 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders - voting is now open for the Great Stone Face book contest. Voting is open through May 31st.
    Your children can vote here:
    Have you always wanted to learn to speak another language? Here is your opportunity.
    Rosetta Stone is now free from home. (For a limited time only, so act fast!)
    "30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests
    Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
    Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more
    Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go"
    Just click on the link below and then create an account!
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    The Board of Trustees of the Colby Memorial Library will meet on Saturday May 23rd at 9 am. This will be a virtual meeting.  Members of the public are welcome. Please email and you will receive a link to the meeting.
Information on Coronavirus

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