Make Your Own Stomp Rocket
Friday, June 25 at 3:30Carroll 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 10:00Our 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!
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.
Kanopy Film Streaming Service Free with Library Card
For more information on creating an account, click here.
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.