Make Your Own Stomp Rocket

Friday, June 25 at 3:30

Carroll County 4-H is leading a rockets program as our Fun Friday activity this Friday, June 25! Rockets are the main way we launch things like satellites, Mars probes, and astronauts into space. Come learn how to make simple rockets from paper and launch them. While our paper rockets don’t have big engines, they are designed much like to rockets from NASA. We’ll make a rocket and then modify its fins and nosecone to see how it affects the flight of our rockets. When we’re ready, we’ll use a stomp launcher to send our rockets skyward! 

Summer Reading is On!

The Freedom Public Library has summer reading programs for all ages, so be sure to bring the whole family in to sign up. Summer reading goes through August 7 and there's no deadline for signing up but the sooner the better to get credit for all your reading! Everyone who signs up will receive a gift certificate for a kiddie cone at Bobbie Sue's thanks to the Friends of the Library. Check out our Summer Reading Page for more information on all of our Summer Reading Programs!

Preschool Storytime at the Lilbrary

Wednesdays at 10:00

Virtual Preschool StorytimeOur weekly preschool storytime is begin held in person again, outside in the back yard of the library (weather permitting) on Wednesdays at 10:00. Bring a blanket or beach chairs. Masks are now optional both inside and outside at the library.

We encourage you to check out the library's YouTube channel. We recorded 53 preschool storytimes from March 2020-May 2021. Fun, fun, fun!

Museum Passes Available


Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have passes for free or reduced admission to the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, the Libby Museum of Natural History in Wolfeboro, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness. 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!

Our Annual Bookmark Contest is Back!

Our annual bookmark contest is back! The theme this year is "Tails and Tales." Click here to print an entry form or get them at the library. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter. Deadline is Friday, July 3rd. Winners will be chosen in four different age categories from 2 years old through adult. Winning bookmarks will be printed and made available at the library throughout the year. Good luck!

Bonnie Burroughs

Featured Artist through June



Bonnie Burroughs' "Wanderings" on Display at Freedom Public Library

 

Freedom’s own Bonnie Burroughs is the featured artist at the Freedom Public Library from now through June. She has put together a wonderful show of breathtaking photographs she calls “Wanderings.” Bonnie purposely chose to print her photos on aluminum which gives them realistic and faithful color reproduction.

Since most of us have been limited in our ability to go far from home in the past year, Bonnie was motivated to choose her favorite photographs from travels with her sister Donna over the past decade, including our western National Parks and other locations that she has found meaningful and inspiring. She began this series in 2010 when she and her sister flew to New Mexico, beginning an annual tradition of road tripping together where Donna would drive and Bonnie would shoot with her camera.

Bonnie’s wanderlust stems from her days growing up on a farm in Freedom, driving the backroads and exploring old cemeteries with her family on Sundays. Freedom residents know Bonnie as an artisan accomplished in many areas from ceramics, candlewicking, jewelry design, and more, but she has always loved photography since she was young. “Wanderings” is on display in the downstairs gallery during library hours.


Creativebug Free with your Library Card!

Professional arts and crafts instruction


Freedom Public Library has renewed its membership to Creativebug, 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 https://www.creativebug.com/lib/freedomlibrary

Kanopy Film Streaming Service Free with Library Card


Freedom Public Library 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 freedompl.kanopy.com 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.