Starting Tuesday, November 17Starting Tuesday, November 17, the Library will offer over 75 brand new cookbooks for sale for $5 each.
In addition, there are two pre-made gift baskets for sale at $20 each as well as hand painted beach rocks and stocking stuffers for grown-ups and teens. Come in and shop during our regular open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2.
Zoom Presentation: The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England
Thursday, December 3, at 6:30 pm
Ken Turino, of Historic New England, will guide us though the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in the 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 21st century when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place.
Ken is the Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England.
Free and open to the public. To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-spirit-of-christmas-past-four-centuries-of-christmas-in-new-england-tickets-125180168253
Saturday, December 5, starting at noonMark your calendar and get out your lawn chairs! Santa's visit to town will be a little different this year. Instead of our annual Santa party, the library will be sponsoring a Santa parade on Saturday, December 5, beginning at noon. Santa will be seen touring Hampton Falls following our local firetruck. He will be using a route similar to the Easter Bunny parade this past spring. Due to the size of the new fire engine, some side roads have been removed from the original route. Please check the updated route plan here.
Thank you to Churchill's Garden Center, Shelley Parish Photography, and the Hampton Falls Fire Department for their assistance with this event.
The library is still a drop off location for sending letters to Santa. Stop by to write and "post" your letters in our special holiday mailbox. Letters collected by December 9th will receive a personalized reply from Mr. Claus himself. To make it easy on the elves, please include your name and address when dropping off your letters.
Polar Express Pajama Story Time
Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 pm
This year’s Polar Express Pajama Story Time will be a virtual event.
Pour some hot cocoa, put on your coziest jammies, and join us for a Zoom reading of the holiday classics: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. All ages welcome.
Please register to receive the Zoom link. The first 35 registrants will receive a mug with hot cocoa mix, a candy cane and a bell. Free and open to the public.
Temporary Open Hours
Open hours Tuesdays 10-5, Thursdays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-2We are excited to welcome the public back to the Library!
Will Library hours change?
Yes. We will have temporary open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2 with some modifications in service. Staff will be in the building on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-2 as well. We will continue to fullfill curbside requests during the hours we are in the building. Call, email or request materials through our online catalog using your library card.
What can I expect?
We are following recommendations for a safe reopening for the public and staff. Our safety measures include limited seating, frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, a plexiglass shield at the circulation desk, and all staff wearing masks. There will be no wired computers, toys, or in-person activities. We have hand sanitizer and masks for visitors.
What do I need to do?
Stay at home if you have symptoms.
Wear a mask.
Keep 6 feet apart from others.
Return your items to the outside drop/cart.
How do I return items?
All items must be returned to the outside drop. Returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in.
Will you still offer curbside service?
Absolutely! Curbside service has been been popular and will continue.
Outdoors and ZoomTuesdays at 10:30: Baby & Toddler*
Wednesdays at 1:00: All Ages*
Thursdays at 10:30: Preschool*
Fridays at 10:30: First Chapter Fridays on Facebook Live with Miss Leah
Saturdays at 10:30: Zoom Story time with Miss Leah
* These story times will take place outdoors at the Library. In the event of inclement weather, we will shift to Zoom.