School's Out! Party
Thursday, June 21, 1-3 pmJoin us at the library to celebrate the end of the school year! We'll have crafts, ice cream, a bouncy house, and more!
Children must have a signed liability waiver in order to bounce in the bouncy house. Freedom students will be bringing liability waivers home from school; you can also pick one up at the library, or download one here to fill out and bring in.
Forms can be brought in ahead of time, or on the day of the event.
Summer Reading 2018
Libraries Rock!The 2018 Summer Reading Program officially begins on June 17. Any books you finish on or after that date can count toward your summer reading participation.
Check out our calendar for a complete list of events. Print calendars available at the library, or download a calendar here.
Stop by the library to register for the summer reading program, then bring in your reading logs to earn raffle tickets. You can download a reading log here, or pick them up at the library.
The Summer Reading Program ends on August 11.
Photographer Susan Lirakis
Featured Artist for May and June
The featured artist for May and June is photographer Susan Lirakis. She began making photographs when she was six years old, after receiving a camera as a baptism gift from godparents. She makes photographs in an attempt to make sense of the world, and to create, discover, and as a means of expression. This particular series, From Our Hearts, Sharing our Stories, is a collection of photographic portraits paired with interviews from people talking about what allows them to feel most alive and purposeful. If you download a free app for a QR code reader, you can hear excerpts from the interviews as well as reading the printed statement.
Susan has been honored to receive awards and fellowships for further advancement of her work through the NH State Council of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the Clowes Foundation, and McLaughlin Residency Fellowship. To see more from the series go to http://susanlirakis.com/ (this series is under the portfolio of the title.) Be sure to stop by to see this compelling exhibit!
Museum Passes Available
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have passes for free or reduced admission to the following museums and attractions: Castle in the Clouds, Canterbury Shaker Village, Remick Farm, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Just call or come by the library to reserve the pass for the day you want to go. You do not have to return the pass to the library.
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Borrow our Telescope!
Come borrow the library's telescope, 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.
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.