Featured Artist for July and August
Visit our downstairs gallery for the latest exhibit, WATER: As Scene by a Landscape Artist. Barbara McEvoy, owner of Freedom Gallery located next to the church, has been “playing around with art” most of her life, but on retirement from education in 2007 she treated herself to two years of art school in Pennsylvania, then moved to Freedom for the incomparable hiking and landscapes. In this exhibit she focuses on water in its myriad forms, including 9 of her recent oil pastel series of waterfalls (14 and counting to date), plus oils and pastels of mountains, streams and vistas of the Whites, and our own Mill Pond waterfall.
All paintings are for sale at 20% off, through August, and the library will receive 10% of the profit.
Our Summer Calendar
The library has a multitude of exciting programs planned this summer. Click the link below to view the calendar or come by the library to pick up a copy. Summer reading runs from June 18 - August 12. There is no deadline for registration. This year's theme is "Build a Better World" and thanks to some generous sponsors, participants will raise money for Habitat for Humanity just by reading! Our goal is $500 - let's try to exceed that!
Freedom Public Library Summer Programs Calendar
Summer Reading 2017
Download your forms here!
The library has summer reading programs for children, teens and adults. There is no deadline for registration, so come down to sign up and get in on the fun! You can pick up summer reading forms or download them here. (Adults can submit entries online as well.)
Museum Passes Available
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have passes for free or reduced admission to area museums and attractions. Currently, we have passes available for: Castle in the Clouds, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Libby Natural Science Museum, and Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Our Portland Museum of Art pass is valid through June 30, after which we will no longer have that pass available. Borrow our pass to visit for free! For more information, click here.
Borrow our new Telescope!
Come borrow the library's telescope, recently donated to us by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. The telescope circulates for a week, and is available for patrons 18+ to check out. For more information, visit us at the library, or check out our Telescope Lending Policy.
Downloadable Titles Now Show in Library's Catalog!
When you click on Search Our Catalog on the library's main page, you will see not only what the library has within its four walls, but also the audiobooks and eBooks available to patrons on the NH Downloadables site. These titles will show up near the bottom of the search results and be labeled either OverDrive Audiobook or OverDrive eBook. When you click on a title, you will be prompted to log in to your patron account if you're not already. Then click on "Download This Title" and you will be taken directly to that item on the downloadables site (you'll be logged in already!) and you can check it out or place a hold on it right then and there. Try it out! Contact the library at (603) 539-5176 if you need help or have questions.
Books on Wheels
Service to Home-bound Patrons
The Freedom Public Library is pleased to announce our home delivery service, Books on Wheels. This program provides services to Freedom residents who are unable to get to the library due to short/long term illness, physical challenges, visual disabilities, inability to drive, hospitalization or long-term care residence. Some of the benefits of our Books on Wheels program are personalized visits by a library volunteer and delivery of materials tailored to your preferences. We can deliver books, movies, magazines and audio books right to your home. If you or someone you know would like this service, please call the Freedom Public Library at (603) 539-5176.