Melinda Reyes

Featured Artist through March

Portraits of the Elderly During COVID-19 on Display at Freedom Public Library

Massachusetts-based documentary photographer Melinda Reyes has created a special exhibition focusing on the lives of the elderly who are isolated in nursing homes during the current pandemic. Titled, “Inside the Walls: An Intimate Look at the Elderly During COVID-19,” this moving and poignant series will be on display at the Freedom Public Library in Freedom, NH from January - March, 2021.

“Inside the Walls” portrays the lives of the elderly who were suddenly facing a new reality in quarantine in long-term care facilities. Reyes’ striking and emotional portraits capture their humanity, their resilience, and their hope in the face of an uncertain fate. Don't miss the opportunity to see this important and meaningful work. You can see more of Mel's photographs at her website: or on Instagram: @melz821

Temporary Hours & Restrictions

The Library has recently changed its temporary hours: Tues 2-5, Wed 10-1, Thu 2-5, Fri 12-3 and Sat 10-1. Masks, hand sanitizing and social distancing are required and limited numbers of patrons will be allowed in at a time. The library will continue to offer contact-free lending until further notice. Click here for all you need to know.

Creativebug is here!

Professional arts and crafts instruction

Freedom Public Library is pleased to announce that Creativebug is now available, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library. Creativebug offers easy-to-follow video instruction in more than 1000 creative pursuits including book binding, painting, knitting and crocheting, drawing, embroidery, cake decorating, canning and preserving, crafts for kids and teens, jewelry making, quilting, paper crafts and much more! All you need is a library card and way to get online. To access course material, go to

Museum Passes Available

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have passes for free or reduced admission to the Remick Farm in Tamworth (open year round). 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. 

Click for more information about the available passes!

Preschool Storytime Now on YouTube

Virtual Preschool StorytimeWe may not be able to meet in person, but that doesn't mean you have to miss storytime! Our weekly preschool storytime that usually meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 is now being recorded and uploaded to YouTube. New storytimes will be available on Wednesdays until we can resume programming at the library. Click here to go to the library's YouTube channel and be sure to subscribe so you will be notified of new videos.

Introducing Kanopy Film Streaming Service

We are excited to announce that the Freedom Public Library now offers access to the on-demand film streaming service Kanopy, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library! Library card holders in good standing can stream up to 10 films per month with 72 hour access to the titles selected. Go to to sign up for an account. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

For more information on creating an account, click here.
Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Patrons accessing any of the Great Courses have 30 days to complete the class and patrons interested in children's programming can have access to the Kanopy Kids collection for 30 days at a time as well.

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.