Fairy Houses at Fun Friday

Friday, July 30 at 3:30

At this week's Fun Friday we'll be making fairy houses. We'll have natural materials to add to your houses, but if you have some things you'd like for yours, bring it. This program is geared to elementary-aged kids but teens are also welcome.

Job Announcement for Library Director Position

Our Director is retiring and we are hiring! Please click here to see the job announcement and job description.

Nancy Essex

Featured Artist through September

We are pleased to have the work of Freedom resident Nancy Essex on display through September. Nancy has been a watercolorist for over 30 years. Her husband’s career in the Air Force required frequent moves, enabling her to attend workshops offered by numerous well-known artists across the United States. Watercolors intrigue her with their exciting, sometimes explosive, pigment interactions and magical saturated colors. Acrylics have offered her new opportunities for painting exploration and experimentation. New Hampshire’s beauty inspires Nancy’s artistic vision and is the basis for many of her paintings which she hopes viewers will find inspiring and full of joy. Nancy is a member of the Mt. Washington Valley Art Association and was selected by MWVAA to be a juried artist.
Nancy has made the show a fundraiser for the library in which 75% of the purchase price of each painting will be donated to the library. The art on display will change throughout the show, providing a variety of purchase choices. Many of her classically painted watercolors are currently featured as well as light-hearted acrylic paintings highlighting New Hampshire scenery and several paintings featuring Louie the Library Cat, who has been “on duty” at the library for seventeen years. We hope you will enjoy this exuberant show!

Writing Workshop for Grades 5-8

Wednesdays at 10:00

Our popular summer writing workshop led by Cindy Fleming for students going into grades 5-8 is here! Poetry, stories, art - what could be better? Each week there will be a new project that combines writing and art. You’ll also get a chance to work on any other writing that you want, and we’ll always leave time for sharing our work. This is a 6-week series, but you can come to one or to all. Writing workshop will be held outside at the library unless it rains, in which case we will walk over to the gazebo at the Town Offices and write there.

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 Library

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, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, and Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Just call or come by the library to reserve the pass for the day you want to go. Except for Sturbridge Village, you do not have to return the pass to the library. 

Click for more information about the available passes!

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.