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LATEST NEWS
The Bookdrop, in front of the library, is now open 24/7.
We have expanded our hours, for curbside and appointments, begining March 18th. Our hours are as follows:
Monday 1-8
Tuesday 4-8
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-5
Saturday 10-1
Call us for an appointment or to arrange curbside pick-up.

Spring Events for Children! Chicks, birds, and the sun are all on the agenda as we celebrate Spring.
Friday, April 23 – Outdoor Story Time – (10:00 a.m. - Toddlers) and (11:30 a.m. - PreK)
Join Children’s Librarian Carolyn Killian for spring chicken themed stories and take-home craft. (Registration is required.)
Make a smiling sun face with rainbow streamers with our April take home craft kit. Kits are available at our curbside table. Kits are available to anyone, regardless of age.
SCHOOL VACATION WEEK
Looking for things to do during spring vacation? We’ve got ideas.
A special Outdoor Story Time with Children’s Librarian Nancy Sheridan will be offered on Fri., April 30 at 11:30 a.m. Come hear bird stories, sing songs, and and decorate the back parking lot with birds, feathers, and egg chalk drawings! (Registration is required.)

Patrons may place holds directly in the library catalog, by emailing us at orders@colbymemoriallibrary.org 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 up a bag of books, videos, or audiobooks 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.

GRAB & GO APPOINTMENTS ARE BACK.
Thirty minute slots for browsing or computer use may be made for individuals or household/family groups by calling us at 382-6733. Computers and high touch areas will be cleaned in between each appointment. Patrons over three years of age will be required to wear a mask. 
The curbside services will continue for those who do not wish to come inside or those who do not want to wear a mask.

FOR INFORMATION ON AND TO REGISTER FOR COVID VACCINE  - GO TO VACCINES.NH.GOV or call 211.

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 director@colbymemoriallibrary.org.
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 director@colbymemoriallibrary.org 
    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!
     
  • CURBSIDE PICK-UP HOURS
    Reminder about Curbside Services
    If you haven’t tried our curbside services you are missing out on the opportunity to get the latest books and videos. We, however, understand that some patrons may be uncomfortable borrowing items. 
    In order to be as safe as possible, all books and videos are quarantined, in between users, for a minimum of three days. We follow CDC guidelines while in the library and while preparing your orders. That includes daily temperature checks, health screens, mask use and rigorous hand hygiene.
    Patrons may place holds directly in the catalog, by emailing us titles at orders@colbymemoriallibrary.org or calling 382-6733. 
    Not sure what you want? We can help with that too. We're happy to make up a bag of books, videos, or audio books based on what you like.
    We also have lists in the catalog of our newest titles as well as lists curated by genre. Holds may be placed directly from the lists. When orders are complete, we’ll let you know.
    New to town or don't have a card? No problem, we will register you remotely. Email director@colbymemoriallibrary.org for assistance.
    The EXPANDED hours of curbside pick-up are as follows:
    Mondays: 1 PM to 8:00 PM
    Tuesdays: 4PM to 8PM

    Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Thursdays: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

     
     
     

     
  • 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 childrensroom@colbymemoriallibrary.org to sign up for the newsletter.
     
  • Hours


    The library is open  for curbside and by appointment during the following hours:
    Monday 1 to 8
    Tuesday 4-8
    Wednesday 10-5
    Thursday 10-5
    Saturday 10-1

    Please call us to learn more. 
     
  • ATTENTION OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE BOOK USERS
    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 director@colbymemoriallibrary.org.
    We are sorry for the inconvenience. 
     
  • Board of Library Trustees
    The Colby Memorial Library’s Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday April 27th at 12PM. Public may attend this virtual meeting by emailing director@colbymemorial.org for a link.
Board of Library Trustees
The Colby Memorial Library’s Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday April 27th at 12PM. Public may attend this virtual meeting by emailing director@colbymemorial.org for a link. Information on Coronavirus


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

http://dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/han.htm

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/