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Library Newsletter Online
Newsletter - January 2018
Newsletter - February 2018
Newsletter - March 2018


Looking for Something we Don't Have?
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Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

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Heritage Quest Online
Search U.S. Census records, cemetery databases, and other unique sources. This database is ready to use right in the comfort of your home on your own computer. Of course, you are welcome to use it in the library if you prefer!
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Casual Bridge
Wed 1 - 4pm
Open to everyone!

Postcards of Holderness
Selectman Peter Franceso has shared his extensive Squam post card collection with the Holderness Historical Society.

Soon to be on display at your library!

Become A Library Friend!
Want to become more involved in your library? Let us know how you can help. Every bit helps!
New members are always welcomed.  

Library Architectural Drawing

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New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Family Fun to Checkout!
Puzzles - Games - Cards
And much more!


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

Some patron favorites and some new authors to our library just arrived!

Spring cleaning at the library includes all of our tech and gadgets!
Looking for some friendly advice on how to do the same? Drop In Tech Help is every Tuesday from 11-1pm or whenever Adam needs a break from office work...

We had story time in our Childrens Room today!
Our Community Room was full with local business leaders discussing how to further improve our community. There is a lot happening at your library. Ask us how you can get involved too!

The Summer Reading Brochure Is Ready!
Copies of this brochure filled with exciting summer events are available
at the library or click
here to print out one at home!

This year's theme is

Reading materials will be available starting Friday, June 15th!
Kick-Off is Wednesday, June 27th with a great performance by

*Funding for this Kids, Books and Arts Event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CLNH, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

A special library program for children two and under!
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Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Starting Tuesday, May 22nd

        Join other caregivers and their tots for an informal time of stories, fingerplays, songs, play, & snacks!

Tom Stepp giving us a preview of Peter Francesco's historical postcard collection of Holderness and the Squam Lakes Region.
The scanned and enlarged postcards will be on display at the library soon!

Our Deck Is Open!
Enjoy Our Free WiFi While You Relax.

Regional Trustees' Meeting at HFL
We had the pleasure of hosting one of the Regional Trustees’ Meetings at our library.
The main discussion was “The Hiring Process of a New Director.”
I can’t imagine where they came up with that idea

Our Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) are in!
Want something we do not have in the library? Ask us to borrow it from another NH library.

Adult Book Group
May 16th at 12:30pm

Same program at two different times!

Holderness Free Library
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. & Fridays at 2 p.m.
Celebrating "Authors of the Week!"

Wednesday, May 2nd and Friday, May 4th


Wednesday, May 9th  and Friday, April 11th

       Wednesday, May 16th & Friday, May 18th

Wednesday, May 23rd & Friday, May 25th

Great fun with stories, fingerplays,
puppets, crafts, & snacks!

Our Deck Needs Some Shade!
After enjoying our new deck last summer, the Library staff and Trustees have decided that the deck would be a more comfortable and welcoming place if there was some shade from the sun. Samyn D’Elia Architects, who designed the new addition, generously donated the design for a new pergola.  
 Click on these two links to see the sketches showing the proposed Pergola!
Holderness Free Library - East Elevation with Pergola
Holderness Free Library - South Elevation with Pergola

The pergola will be built out of red cedar and provide partial shade to much of the deck.   If more shade is needed, we can add vertical slats on the top of the vertical boards.  The Library staff and Trustees welcome public input to this design and would appreciate any feedback.  Please communicate your thoughts to Library staff or a Trustee.

The Library Trustees have requested that the Select Board release $15,000 from the Library Improvement Capital Reserve Fund, which currently has a balance of approximately $48,000.  This request will be voted on at Town meeting on March 14, 2018 as a separate warrant article.
Click on the link to view our new Library Brochure!
Holderness Library Brochure