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Jun 28

Game Night at the Library

Like to play Minecraft, Mario Kart or Zelda? Come to the library on 8/18 at 6:30pm for Game Night! You can play with our WiiU on our large screen, use a tablet to play Minecraft, or bring your own laptop or tablet to play along. Light refreshments will be served.

Jun 20

Sign up for Summer Reading!


Sign-up for summer reading begins 6/26!* This year’s theme is “Build a Better World!” The library will have several programs related to building a better world (and a better Barnstead!) Registration will start 6/26 and continues throughout the program. You can register here, or at the library. Program materials will be available at the library …

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Jun 09

Playwrights and Performers Club

Playwrights and Performers is a Teen/Tween collaboration! The group will meet every other Thursday at 6:30pm beginning 7/6. The group will write, produce and perform their own original show.There will also be an opportunity to design sets and costumes! On 8/26 at 6pm, the production will be put on for the community (with dinner!) as …

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May 17

Become a FIT VISTA for the Library and BAZ program!

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The Oscar Foss Memorial Library and Barnstead Adventure Zone program have been approved for a VISTA grant! VISTA stands for Volunteers In Service To America. As a VISTA, you will work for a minimum of one year to build programs, create change and fight poverty in NH communities. The VISTA for our program will work …

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Apr 04

Check Out Our Vinyl!


The Library now has a great collection of vinyl albums that you can check out! Click here for a list of albums. We also have a record player that we are circulating if you want to try some of the albums out, but don’t have one at home. You must be 16+ to borrow the …

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Jan 03

Join the OFML Mystery Club!

Thanks to a generous donation from our Friends of the Library group, the Library now subscribes to a bi-monthly mystery club! Every other month, a mysterious package  will arrive at the library with a compelling short mystery story and objects, clues and puzzles to help solve the case! This month’s mystery box theme is “The …

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Jan 03

Donate to our Library DIY Makerspace!


Do you have any extra craft supplies or crafting items to clear out after the holidays?  We would love them! The Library would like to build its collection of DIY supplies and equipment to offer the community a space to create!  We will be setting aside a few hours a week for community members to …

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Sep 22

Now You Can Print Photos at the Library!


  Working on a scrapbook?  Want to frame that really great picture you took?  Come on down to the library and print it on 4×6 glossy paper! You can connect wirelessly to our Canon Selphy printer right from your phone or tablet and have a beautiful photo in minutes. Photos cost $.30 each

Aug 30

Toddler Time and Story Hour

Story Time

Join us for stories, music and movement, fun and crafts!

Aug 30

Yoga at the Library


Thanks to its great success, Yoga at the Library will continue to be offered on Tuesday evenings! Mary Ellen Shannon, RYT has been a resident of Barnstead for 18 years and a yoga practitioner for even longer.  She is excited for the opportunity to share the benefits of yoga with our community! We offer two …

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