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All donations to the Baker Free Library Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Questions? Call the Library at (603) 224-7113 or email

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11/27/2014 - 5:30 AM
Library Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday

11/28/2014 - 5:30 AM
Library Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday

12/2/2014 - 10:00 AM
Bingo For Books

12/2/2014 - 10:30 AM
Family Storytime

12/4/2014 - 10:30 AM
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This Week in History

Library Closing at 1 p.m. Wed. 11/26
The Library will close at 1 p.m. today due to the predicted storm.  We will back-date the return of any DVDs between 1 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday to today (so there won't be any fines on your card.  Remember that the CD/DVD and book drops are available 24/7, and you can renew/reserve materials online by logging in to our catalog page.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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PM Circulation Assistant position available
Application deadline Wednesday 12/10/14
The Library is seeking to fill a PM Circulation Desk Assistant position, focused on interacting with Library users at our main desk. The successful applicant should enjoy interacting with the public, be comfortable working with technology, exhibit a professional demeanor and attention to detail, and possess excellent communication skills. High school students whose schedule allows for a year-round commitment are encouraged to apply.

The days/hours for the position are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, year-round. To apply, download the position description and the application.

**The hours for this position are non-negotiable. Please do not apply if you know that you have a regular conflict during the listed position hours.**

Applications may be dropped off at the Library, mailed to Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304, or emailed to

The Baker Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

100 for $100 Campaign through 12/31/2014

Are you 1 in 100?  Our 100th Anniversary goal is to raise $10,000 towards the Lower Level Renovation project by the end of 2014.  The first 100 Centennial Donors to this campaign will be recognized on a plaque in the newly renovated Lower Level space, honoring their support of the project and Baker Free Library’s 100 years of service to the Town of Bow.

Donations can be made by cash or check, payable to the Baker Free Library Foundation, an IRS 501(c)3 public charity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Questions? Contact the Library at 224-7113 or

UPDATE 11/20/2014: So far we've raised $2,200...please consider helping us to reach our goal of $10,000 by the end of December!

Library Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday
The Library will CLOSE EARLY at 4 p.m. on Wednesday 11/26, and remain CLOSED on Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28.  We will re-open at our regular time of 10 a.m. on Saturday 11/29. Please visit our online catalog to renew/reserve materials, and our book drop and CD/DVD drop are available 24/7 for you to return items.

Library 100-Year Anniversary Sun Catchers - Going Fast!
Only Available until 12/31/14

To commemorate the Library's 100th Anniversary this year, we have commissioned hand-made pressed glass medallions designed by Old Hancock Glassworks in Antrim, NH. The medallions, which come in green or blue recycled glass, feature the 1914 South Street entrance to the Library. There is a glass loop at the top of each for hanging. These have been made in limited quantities and will only be sold through December 2014.  Cost is $10 each, Proceeds from the sales funded the Library's 100th Anniversary Community Event on Saturday October 18th, and the remaining profits will be put towards the Lower Level Renovation fundraising effort. For more information, call 224-7113 or email

**Limited quantities left!  They will be available at the Bow PTO craft fair on Saturday 11/22 and at the Bow Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day morning.  Otherwise you can purchase them at the Library during regular business hours. Once they are gone, they are gone!**

Are you going out of town?
If you're concerned about not being available to pick up your reserved items, you can defer your reserves until you get back. Log in to your account to manage your reserved items or call the library at 224-7113.
Library Monthly Event Calendars
The following calendars are also available in print form at the library.  The calendars and descriptions refer to all classes, workshops, and events offered by the library for those months.  These files are in pdf format (you need free Adobe Reader software in order to download these files). 

November 2014 Calendar
November 2014 Descriptions

December 2014 Calendar
December 2014 Descriptions

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Next meeting on 12/10/2014
The Baker Free Library Board of Trustees meets the second Wednesday every month except July or when scheduling conflicts arise.

The next regular monthly meeting will be held Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room. A Joint fundraising meeting with the Trustees, Lower Level Renovation Committee, and Friends of the Baker Free Library will occur on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., in the Library's Meeting Room. Members of the public are welcome to attend and listen to any meeting.  For more information call Lori Fisher, Library Director, at 224-7113 or