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Lower Level Renovation!

All donations to the Baker Free Library Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Questions? Call the Library at (603) 224-7113 or email

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10/22/2016 - 11:00 AM
Wreath Workshop

10/24/2016 - 2:30 PM
Eager Readers

10/25/2016 - 10:30 AM
Family Storytime

10/27/2016 - 10:30 AM
Active Listeners

10/29/2016 - 10:00 AM
BFL Friends Donation Day

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Baker Free Library Survey
Every four years the Baker Free Library's elected Board of Trustees solicits input from the Bow community regarding the resources and services offered by the library in order to meet the needs of residents and acquire public input for the next three year strategic plan.  This survey is composed of seven questions, and should take less than five minutes to complete.

At the end of the survey, you will have the option of providing your email and phone number in order to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Irving gas card, provided by the Friends of the Baker Free Library to encourage participation in the survey.  If you provide your name and email/phone number, this information will not be used for any other purpose, and will not be specifically associated with your answers to the survey.

If you have any questions, please email Lori Fisher, Library Director, at  The survey will be open through November 30, 2016.  The drawing for the $50 Irviing gas card will occur on December 1, 2016. 

Thank you in advance for assisting us to make the Baker Free Library a meaningful part of the Bow community!
The Baker Free Library Trustees have voted to start Phase II Lower Level Renovations as of 10/1/16!  This is the final phase of the Lower Level Renovation project, and will be active through January 2017.

Due to the Renovations, the following services will be impacted: 

The Friends Book Sale is closed as of 9/17/2016.  However, Book Donation Saturdays (the 4th Saturday of each month) will continue through the renovation period.  Be prepared that the Friends will be able to accept only the higher quality used books during that time, and those items will be stored off site until the renovation is complete.
We will not be taking reservations for the Welch Meeting Room and the two Group Tutoring Rooms for reservation dates between 10/1/16 and 1/31/17.  However, if a group/individual does want to use one of those rooms during that time period, please call one or two days ahead of the date you need and we will check with the contruction crew to see if they need to be in those rooms.  Also, our Upstairs Meeting Room will be available for advance reservation as usual during the renovation time frame.
Parking will be at a premium during the Renovation time frame.  Please remember to use the back of the NHADA parking lot (to the right of the playground) during the daytime, and the Bovie parking lot after 5 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this major transition - and we are all very excited about the new spaces we'll have to offer Bow residents after the New Year!  Questions?  Email or call 224-7113.
The Friends of the Baker Free Library 2nd Annual Baker Free Library Wreath Auction
The Friends of the Baker Free Library will hold the 2nd Annual Baker Free Library Wreath Auction from November 1st though 12th.  The Auction will benefit the Lower Level Renovation Project. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are invited to decorate and donate a wreath to be auctioned off!  Here are the details:
  • Wreath drop-off is Tuesday 10/25 through Saturday 10/29.
  • NO wreaths will be accepted after 4 p.m. on Saturday 10/29.
  • Wreath pick up can be arranged in advance by contacting Rita Morrison at or calling the library at 224-7113.
  • Any and all wreath themes accepted - get creative!
  • Wreaths do not have a size limitation and you may donate as many as you wish.
  • Wreaths cannot contain any live greenery; lighting is limited to battery operated; and wreaths must meet the target opening bid of $25.
Questions?  Contact Rita Morrison at or call the library at 224-7113.

Decorators & Donors Needed!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Baker Free Library to benefit the Lower Level Renovation Project.
Interested?  Please see the attached donor form.   Click on the Wreath Flyer link for more information.

BAKER FREE LIBRARY auction donor letter.pdf

Wreath flyer.pdf
Digital Sign submissions
revised 4/28/2016
If a non-profit organization within Bow or that has Bow membership is interested in submitting information for our digital sign, please download the Non-Profit Master Slide template, and using PowerPoint create a slide.  Slides should include your organization's logo in the bottom left corner, and your organiziation's contact information across the bottom.  Having an additional image in your slide is recommended (catches the public's eye) and basic text about who, what, when, where of your event in Georgia font size 18 or greater is also recommended.

Slides that do not contain contact information (such as a web address, email, or phone number) will not be included.  So make sure to put that information in your slide.  Slides submitted by outside non-profit organizations that are not on the template above will also not be included.

Send completed slides to with a start date for slide inclusion, and a date that the slide can be removed from the show.

If anyone needs a tutorial in how to create an effective PowerPoint slide, please contact the LIbrary at or call 224-7113 and request an appointment with one of our Library Assistants to learn how to create a PowerPoint slide on our public Internet computers.
Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Next meeting on Wed 10/12/2016
The Baker Free Library Board of Trustees meets the second Wednesday every month except July or when scheduling conflicts arise.

The next regular monthly meeting of the Library Trustees will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Library's Welch Meeting Room. Members of the public are welcome to attend and listen to any meeting.  For more information call Lori Fisher, Library Director, at 224-7113 or email
Downloadable Library Program Calendars

October 2016.pdf
October 2016 Program Descriptions.pdf

November 2016.pdf
November 2016 Program Descriptions.pdf

Are you going out of town?
If you're concerned about not being available to pick up your reserved items, you can defer your reserves until you get back. Log in to your account to manage your reserved items or call the library at 224-7113.
Just a Reminder About Our Museum Passes!
The Friends of the Baker Free Library is pleased to offer museum passes to eight institutions in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including:
The New England Aquarium (Boston, MA)
Canterbury Shaker Village (Canterbury, NH)
McAulliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (Concord, NH)
​Children's Museum of NH (Dover, NH)
Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, NH)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Museum of Science (Boston, MA)
​Seacoast Science Center (Rye, NH)
See Science Center (Manchester, NH)
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (Holderness, NH)
Strawbery Banke (Portsmouth, NH)
There is no fee to borrow the passes, but the borrower must have a current Baker Free Library card in good standing and be at least 18 years of age. One pass is allowed per family per day.  We are allowed to distribute only one pass per institution per day except for the Currier Museum of Art and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, both of which allow us to distribute two passes per day.  Details about each institution's passes are listed on our museum passes page.  If you'd like to request a pass, call the library at 224-7113!