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Phase 1 - Reopening Procedure

The Book Drop is now OPEN for Returns

We will open the Book Drop from Tuesday May 19 to Saturday May 23. Please return all items into the main BOOK DROP so that we may properly quarantine and sanitize the materials.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to safely serve our community and staff at this time.  

For the PHASE 1 Reopening Plan from our Library Director, CLICK HERE.

The Library is CLOSED

Due to Covid-19 Concerns

Baker Free Library will be CLOSED as of 8:00pm on Monday, March 16 until further notice.  To view Director's response to this decision, CLICK HERE
  • All outside Meeting Room reservations are CANCELLED through May and Library Programs have been suspended.
  • Please note that you DO NOT need to return items that you currently have out to the Library Book Drop.  You will not accrue overdue fees during this closure.
  • We will not be accepting passport appointments at this time.
Please explore all that we offer through our ONLINE RESOURCES at this time, and check back in to the website or social media for updates.


Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 13th

The next monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 5:15pm.  This will be a video conference meeting. The public is welcome to attend meeting.  If you would like to attend or have questions, please email Library Director, Martin Walters at

May 2020 Newsletter

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An American Flag Placed in Front of Baker Free Library by the Bow Men's Club (photo taken by Eric Anderson)

Questions? Comments? Tech Assistance?

A Library Assistant is Available!

Please call us at (603) 224-7113.  We have a Library Assistant available to help you with accessing your online account, reference questions and more.  

*NEW Phone Line Hours
Monday 4-7pm
Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm ; 4-7pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Sign up for a BFL Library Card

Online Registration Now Available

Have you just moved to town or have never applied for a BFL library card before?  We are now offering online card registration for Bow residents (age 6+).  Library cards are free for Bow residents (with proof of residency) and people who work in Bow (with proof of employment). 

Visit the Library Catalog and click on the SIGN UP button at the top right hand corner of the page.  Questions?  Email Betsy at  

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Click on the image above for the current CDC Guidelines.  Follow @CDCgov for up to minute information.

Stay informed of COVID-19 activity in NH

Information changes quickly.  Click on the image above to stay informed. 

US Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

Moved to July 15th

"All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to make payments without interest or penalties". -Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted.

Fill Out Your Census Online or By Phone

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COVID-19 Resources for Employers

Business and Industry Association of NH