Library cards are free and available to all Bow residents age 6 or older. Visit the library to get yours! Parents/caregivers will need to show proof of Bow residence when signing up. Dunbarton residents who attend Bow schools are also eligible for a free library card.
The following programs are offered at the Library during the academic school year. Registration is required for all programs, as space and resources are limited. Stay tuned for start dates in Fall 2020!
First Tuesday of the Month | 3:30pm
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, providing children in grades 2-6 with an opportunity to explore scientific topics through hands-on activities. Test the engineering process by designing, building, and refining your own projects and experiments! A new theme will be explored every month. Children under 10 may need assistance and should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Krafts 4 Kids
First Wednesday of the Month | 3:30pm
Love to create? Krafts 4 Kids is an afterschool craft program designed for students in grades K-4, in the company of a parent or caregiver. Create a new project every month! All materials will be provided by the library.
Bookaneers Book Club
Third Thursday of the Month | 4:00pm
A monthly book club for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Explore new books and genres, and take part in a craft or project inspired by each book. Copies of each month's selected title will be provided by the library.
Family Fun Nights
Seasonal | 6:00PM
Bring your whole crew to the library for an evening of family fun! Family Fun Nights are seasonal programs offered in the evening, to allow families to attend together. Each event will feature a different theme, with coordinated games, crafts, and activities to inspire laughter and play. Stay tuned for the next one!
Holiday and Vacation Events
Special events are offered during all school vacation weeks. Check this page often for updates.
The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH), and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth grade students throughout the state. Each year, a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite books and authors.
The winner of the Great Stone Face Award for 2020 is New Kid by Jerry Craft!
Stop by the Great Stone Face Display at the Library to check out the 2020-2021 nominees. We have multiple copies of each title available, including several audiobooks. We also offer eBooks and audiobooks to download through the Libby app.