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Join the Casual Bridge group on Wednesday afternoons for a relaxing and social gathering to play Bridge!

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This Week in History

Library Trustees Meeting
The Board of Library Trustees will meet on Sept.8th @ 4 p.m.This meeting is open to the public and everyone interested in the Holderness Library is encouraged to attend.
Sit and knit!

Join the Friday morning knitters.
They meet every Friday at 10 for a companionable time to chat and knit together!

Our Mission: "To create a vibrant place where people can connect"

Holderness Library - to be "Free" or not...

Holderness Library Survey – Free or not…

It’s not about the money – In 1911 when the library opened its doors to the public for lending, it was named Holderness Free Library. Eventually the library was simply known as "Holderness Library”. Many libraries in New Hampshire were founded as "free” libraries, meaning largely that they were built from endowments and that the public could borrow "freely”. The Trustees would like to know what the residents of the community would like their library to be officially called – Holderness Free Library or Holderness Library. Please stop in the library and vote or use the "contact us"  form on our web page and let your ideas be known!

Holderness has a Little Free Library
Get your "beach reads" while it's hot!!

Thanks to Kathy and Jim Wieliczko, the town now has its own "Little Free Library" located at the town beach. Little Free Libraries became popular when the first one appeared in a small Wisconsin town in 2009. Now they are showing up everywhere!! The whole idea is to get books to people who might not make it in to the main library but would enjoy a book to read at the beach (or anywhere else!)  As the sign says, "Take a Book, Leave a Book." It is an honor system deal. The books in this little free library were donations left from the book sale and are in excellent condition - some even brand new. The Library is very grateful to Jim and Kathy Wieliczko, who built this wonderful little building, and to Tom Stepp who helped put it in place! Librarians Jackie and Kelly hope everyone  will enjoy our Little Free Library of Holderness!

The Storywalk Experience
This year, we presented "Little Beaver and The Echo" by Amy MacDonald
On July 3rd, the library, Holderness Recreation Department and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center shared the excitement of opening the story walk in a field beside the Science Center. The story that was selected for this year, Little Beaver and the Echo was written by Amy MacDonald who was present to sign books for participants. The story, about a little lonely beaver who finds many friends as he tries to "find" his echo, is beautifully illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies. It is hoped that everyone enjoyed this story shared in a beautiful nature setting! To learn more about the author, visit her web page at
Wednesday Book Discussions
Why join a Book Discussion Group?
A Book Discussion Group offers individuals an opportunity to read and share ideas and opinions of books in a friendly, relaxed environment. It encourages participants to read different types of books that they might otherwise overlook, and it gives everyone a chance to enjoy talking about the books that are read.  Please consider joining our group and enjoy the lively exchange of ideas
 In September we will be discussing "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly" by Anthony Bourdain. "Wit and wickedness", "Hysterical and revealing" "Utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo..." are some descriptions of this entertaining and irreverent memoir of a chef!
If you need a copy of the book, stop in at the library!


Welcome to our new and improved Web Page. We have partnered with Piper Mountain Webs to provide everyone with a great browsing experience! Use the helpful links to connect to community departments. Check on new materials throughout the library. Use the new online catalog to find items to borrow, or to renew and reserve books and movies. Visit our kid-friendly pages for entertaining little videos, games, and activities. Peruse our schedule of events to plan family library visits. Use the handy link to download audio-books and e-books. Enjoy this technology to keep you connected to Holderness Library!