• 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.
     
  • Coming to the Library for a Passport?

    For those individuals who are visiting us in order to submit a Passport Application, please call or email us at 224-7113 or info@bakerfreelib.org to schedule an appointment in advance.  We CANNOT assist walk-in passport needs. Appointment times are during our open hours, Monday through Saturday, and take approximately 30 minutes per person. We do not schedule appointments or review applications during the hour before we close each day.

    Prior to your appointment, please take a moment to download this checklist to verify you will have what you need to submit your passport application or visit http://travel.state.gov.

    For directions to the Library, visit our Directions page under the About Us tab above.

    Reminder: we do NOT process passport renewals. Passport renewals are done using an online form and mailing it yourself, Visit the US State Department Passport Renewals page for more details.
  • Library Board of Trustees - Next Meeting

    The next regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday 8/14//2019 at 5:15 pm in the Library's Welch Meeting Room. The public is always welcome to attend the meetings. Questions?  Email info@bakerfreelib.org.
  • Monthly Book Donation - June

    The Friends book donation day is Saturday, June 29th 10-2
  • Monthly Book Talks - 7/9/19

    This monthly book discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm and 6:30pm.  This informal discussion group will be discussing The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.  Questions? Contact Amy at amy@bakerfreelib.org or call 224-7113


Library Director Search

Applicatons Accepted Through June 28

The Baker Free Library is seeking a full-time, professional Library Director with a record of successful community collaboration, collection development, and administrative management. The ideal candidate will also exhibit a dedication to providing strong and effective learning opportunities for all ages, and an outward focus that prioritizes collaboration and connection within the wider community.

A Master’s Degree with significant library experience is required, an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS is preferred. A minimum of three years of progressive supervisory experience is also required.

The annual salary range for this full-time position is commensurate with experience, with an attractive benefits package that includes health, dental, and retirement. Employment is subject to a background check and fingerprinting.  

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references to Director Search Committee, Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304. This information can also be emailed in PDF format to info@bakerfreelib.org. No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  No applications reviewed after June 28, 2019. Anticipated start date for the position is late August 2019.
The Baker Free Library is an equal-opportunity employer.


Library Closures - Thursday, July 4th



The Libray will be CLOSED Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  We will re-open at our regular hours 10 am on Friday, July 5th.

 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.

Free Yoga Class Bow residents - June

As part of a facility rental agreement approved by the Library Trustees, Yoga NH (owned by Maureen Miller of Concord, NH), is pleased to offer FREE 1-hour yoga classes each month to Bow residents and library card holders!  These classes are suitable for all levels, and occur from 9 am to 10 am on the following dates (unless otherwise noted):

Sunday 6/30

Classes will be held in the Library's Merrimack County Savings Bank Room in the Lower Level.  We need at least 3 people signed up 48 hours in advance to run these free classes. Because these classes are being held outside of library operating hours, participants will need to enter through the Lower Level door near the handicapped parking and ramp.  Registration is highly encouraged - email info@bakerfreelib.org. Thank you to Maureen Miller and Yoga NH for giving back to the Bow community as part of their paid use of our facilities for events and workshops!
 

For Those Who Need To Submit A Passport Application

For those individuals who are visiting us in order to submit a Passport Application, please call or email us at 224-7113 or info@bakerfreelib.org to schedule an appointment in advance.  We CANNOT assist walk-in passport needs. Appointment times are during our open hours, Monday through Saturday, and take approximately 30 minutes per person. We do not schedule appointments or review applications during the hour before we close each day.

Important Notice regarding processing time!  Routine service is now 6 to 8 weeks.

Prior to your appointment, please take a moment to download this checklist to verify you will have what you need to submit your passport application or visit http://travel.state.gov.

For directions to the Library, visit our Directions page under the About Us tab above.

Reminder: we do NOT process passport renewals. Passport renewals are done using an online form and mailing it yourself, Visit the US State Department Passport Renewals page for more details.