Show Us Some Love!
National Library Week : April 4-10Kids and grownups, tell us what you love about the Hampton Falls Free Library! To celebrate National Library Week, April 4-10, we'd like you to help us to decorate our doors with paper hearts. While in the building you can grab a pre-cut heart (or if you prefer you can download this template to decorate at home) then write something you love about our library and stick it to our window.
Saturday, May 8 at 10:30-12:30 at the Library
As spring comes in and the world is waking up, the Library is reemerging from the past year with our first in-person program of 2021. Container gardens! Come join us as we explore the 5 steps of using any container to make a beautiful display using flowers and herbs for your Thriller, Filler and Spiller.
Bring your own container, could be a chipped or broken pot, ceramic bowl, teacup or anything of the like, or choose from the containers we’ll have to offer. Please no larger than 10” in diameter.
All potting supplies will be provided. The Library wants to thank Rolling Green Nursery for generously sponsoring this program.
Free and open to Library patrons and their families. Limited to 30 spots. Advanced registration required. Click here to sign up.
Sea Shanties with Musician Jerry Bryant
Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.Sea shanties have taken social media by storm. Sea shanties are songs that were sung by crew members of sailing ships to help them coordinate their efforts and keep them motivated and focused on the notoriously grueling tasks of the job. Their main purpose: to help workers synchronize their tasks, such as pushing or pulling at the same time when hoisting sails.
Jerry Bryant is a singer, entertainer, and independent folk scholar focused on curating great songs from the past 500 years of American, Irish, and British traditions. His repertoire includes hundreds of traditional and contemporary folk songs, with a special emphasis on the musical artifacts of maritime culture. Accompanying himself on concertina, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and bones (not all at the same time), he presents old and new songs that open windows on the human experience. By researching the music he is able to add historical insights to his performances.
The Library gratefully acknowledges the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program.
The program will be a virtual, Zoom program. Click here to sign up and receive the Zoom link. 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 fulfill curbside requests during the hours we are in the building. Call, email or request materials through our online catalog using your library card.
We have re-located the table with bags of requested books to the vestibule during winter weather.
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. Again, the table with requested items is located in the vestibule during winter weather.