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Help Wanted!

Youth Services/Children's Librarian is needed to help with all programs and activities in our busy, happy Children's Room. The successful candidate will be comfortable with children and their care providers, have familiarity with children's literature, be technology proficient, and have great customer service skills. This is a part time position, requiring Saturdays and some evenings. For more information, please call the library or respond by email.

Casual Bridge

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

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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  – 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 donated funds, so that the public could borrow "freely”. They have kept the "Free" in their names and it reminds us, hopefully of our freedoms and the value of gifts from past supporters.

Though it is supported by tax revenue, and charges small fees to non - residents, Holderness Free Library continues to strive to provide services for the community. This link can hook you up to a data base that can help you determine how the library saves you and your family money, every time you come in!!!

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!