Baker Free Library


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New Releases at the Library

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Resources for Readers

Reading recommendations, themed book lists, and more!

 


Tinker Kits

Borrow more than just books!

NEW IN 2021! With a library card, families can now borrow Tinker Kits from the Baker Free Library. These kits include two books each on a scientific topic, as well as games, toys and manipulatives that help children explore and engage with the word around them. Currently, the library circulates 3 Tinker Kits:

Magnetism Kit
Recommended for Ages 3-6

Nature Kit
Recommended for Ages 4+

Coding Kit
Recommended for Ages 7+

Simply search for "Tinker Kit" in the library catalog to learn more. The library also circulates a telescope for budding stargazers! The Orion StarBlast 4.5 Reflector Telescope, provided by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, is available to borrow with a valid library card (borrower must be 18 or older).


Storytime Programs

Next Session: November 9 - December 23, 2021

Beginning this fall, the library will offer two weekly, in-person storytimes for our youngest patrons and their caregivers. Storytimes are offered in 7-to-8 week sessions with a short break in between. The next session begins on November 9, 2021.


Registration is REQUIRED for storytime programs this fall!
Please visit the library or call us at (603) 224-7113.


Shimmy & Shake Storytime | Tuesdays @ 10:30AM
A special storytime for movers and shakers! This 45-minute program includes music and songs, yoga and movement activities, and ends with a family dance party. Recommended for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. 

Family Storytime | Thursdays @ 10:30AM*
Explore a new topic each week through stories, songs and rhymes, and engage in literacy activities designed to spark your child’s imagination. Each session ends with plenty of open play time, allowing children and their caregivers to meet and socialize together. All ages welcome.

*The library is closed on Thursday, November 11 and November 25. Those sessions will be moved to Wednesday, November 10 and November 24 at 10:30AM, for those two weeks only.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register at the Library!

 

Baker Free Library takes part in the nationwide initiative 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to promote reading to newborns, infants and toddlers. Studies have shown that reading to children from an early age helps them gain the confidence and early literacy skills they need to become strong readers.

Stop by the library anytime to sign up for the program. Upon sign-up, your child will recieve a canvas library tote bag and their first 100-book chart, to track their progress in the program. Every time your child completes a 100-book chart, they may return it to the library for a small prize. When they complete the entire program by reading 1000 books, they will receive a certificate of completion, a free book of their choice, and recognition of their accomplishment on our website and social media pages!

 

For additional resources, visit the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten website or contact our Youth Services Librarian, Juliana, for more information.

 


Outreach Opportunities for Schools

Our library offers a variety of free programs for all age groups. Children can enjoy storytimes, literacy activites, and child-friendly orientations to the library and its collections. Older students can participate in book talks, library orientations and one-on-one introductions of the Library's databases and digital resources. Educators in the Bow School District are also eligible for FREE library cards from the Baker Free Library. Contact us for more information at (603) 224-7113.

What We Can Provide for Students

  • Storytimes
  • Book Talks
  • Library Tours
  • Customized research lessons to support your curriculum
  • Free Library Card Registration (for Bow residents 6 years or older, or Dunbarton residents enrolled in the Bow School District. *Must be in the company of a parent or caregiver!)

Our Youth Services Librarian, Juliana, is available to conduct school visits by appointment.


Check Out Our Homeschooling Resources Page!

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