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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 bfldirector@comcast.net.


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Calendar

12/6/2016 - 10:30 AM
Family Storytime

12/8/2016 - 10:30 AM
Active Listeners

12/8/2016 - 6:30 PM
Color Your World! Adult Coloring

12/13/2016 - 10:30 AM
Family Storytime

12/13/2016 - 12:30 PM
Book Talk

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8th Annual Holiday Giving Tree
November 28th through December 31st.
Are you looking for a unique and meaningful way to give back to the Bow community during this holiday season?  Or, are you interested in making a cash donation before the end of 2016 for a tax deduction?  Please consider helping the library through our 8th annual Library Holiday Giving Tree beginning on Monday, 11/28 and continuing through Saturday, 12/31.

Red ornaments (tags) on the tree indicate specific items we would like for the circulation collection, or list cash donation amounts that would either support classes and events or collection purchases.  All donors will be recognized on the tree with a dove grey paper ornament (which can be labeled "anonymous"), and cash donors will receive a letter of acknowledgment if the amount is over $50.  Thank you in advance for your generous support of the library!  Questions?  Contact Lori Fisher, Director, at 224-7113 or lori@bakerfreelib.org.
Annual Hat & Mitten Drive
10/1 - 12/9
The Happy Hookers knitting group is collecting hand-knit hats, mittens, and scarves to be donated to the Bow Human Services and Bow Children in Need.  Donations may be dropped off at the Library during regular hours, or brought to the Happy Hookers weekly meetings at White Rock Senior Living, Bow Center Road, on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Yarn donations are also gladly accepted.  Questions?  Contact Betsy at betsy@bakerfreelib.org
December Holiday Closures
The Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, 12/24 and Monday, 12/26 for Christmas.  We will re-open for our regular hours at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 12/27.

Please remember that our book drop and CD/DVD drop are available 24/7, and that items may be renewed and reserved online through our catalog, using your library card number and the phone number associated with your account.
PHASE II RENOVATIONS HAVE STARTED!
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 info@bakerfreelib.org or call 224-7113.
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 lori@bakerfreelib.org 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 info@bakerfreelib.org 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 12/14/16
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, December 14, 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 lori@bakerfreelib.org.
Downloadable Library Program Calendars

December 2016.pdf
December 2016 Program Descriptions.pdf

January 2017.pdf
January 2017 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, which allows 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!