• 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.
     
  • Coming to the Library for a Passport?

    For those individuals who are visiting us in order to submit a Passport Application, please call or email us at 224-7113 or info@bakerfreelib.org to schedule an appointment in advance.  We CANNOT assist walk-in passport needs. Appointment times are during our open hours, Monday through Saturday, and take approximately 30 minutes per person. We do not schedule appointments or review applications during the hour before we close each day.

    Prior to your appointment, please take a moment to download this checklist to verify you will have what you need to submit your passport application or visit http://travel.state.gov.

    For directions to the Library, visit our Directions page under the About Us tab above.

    Reminder: we do NOT process passport renewals. Passport renewals are done using an online form and mailing it yourself, Visit the US State Department Passport Renewals page for more details.
  • Update: Interlibrary Loan

    If you are waiting on an interlibrary loan, the state's online system is down and will be until further notice. We can still do interlibrary loans, they may just take a bit longer than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work to get requests filled for everyone. Questions? Email Amy at amy@bakerfreelib.org.
     
  • Library Board of Trustees - Next Meeting

    The next regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday 6/12//2019 at 5:15 pm in the Library's Welch Meeting Room. Another meeting of the Library's Board of Trustees has been scheduled for Wednesday 5/22/2019 at 5:15 pm in the Merrimack County Savings Bank Room. The public is always welcome to attend the meetings. Questions?  Email info@bakerfreelib.org.
  • Monthly Book Donation - May

    The Friends book donation day is Saturday, May 25th 10-2
  • Monthly Book Talks - 6/11/19

    This monthly book discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm and 6:30pm.  This informal discussion group will be discussing Never Caught:The Washington's Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar.  Questions? Contact Amy at amy@bakerfreelib.org or call 224-7113
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Thursday 5/23 3:30 pm

    Bring a furry friend for a sleepover at the Library!  Storytime at 3:30 pm, then a craft. Return Friday morning May 24th after 11 am to pickup your stuffed animal.  Registration is required, space limited. Questions? Please call the Library at 224-7113 or email jgallo@bakerfreelib.org.


Library Director Search

Applicatons accepted through 5/24

The Baker Free Library is seeking a full-time, professional Library Director with a proven track record of successful community collaboration, collection development, and administrative management. The ideal candidate will also exhibit a dedication to providing strong and effective learning opportunities for all ages, and an outward focus that prioritizes collaboration and connection within the wider community.

The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLS or MLIS), as well as a minimum of five years of progressive supervisory experience. Click here for a pdf of the Director job description.

The annual salary range for this 40-hour per week position is $26.49/hour to $27.82/hour ($55,099 to $57,866 per year) depending on qualifications/experience, with an attractive benefits package that includes health, dental, and retirement. This position will be expected to work at least one to two evenings per week and one full Saturday each month.  Employment is subject to a background check and fingerprinting, the cost of which will be borne by the candidate.

To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to Director Search Committee, Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304. This information can also be emailed in pdf format to info@bakerfreelib.org. No phone calls please.

Closing date for applications is May 24, 2019.  Anticipated start date for the position is late August 2019.


Library Closures - Memorial Day Weekend



The Library will be CLOSING EARLY at 2 pm on Saturday, May 25th due to the annual carpet cleaning.  The Libray will be CLOSED Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.  We will re-open at our regular hours 10 am on Tuesday, May 28th.

Also, please note that the meeting room spaces in the Lower Level and the Friends Book Sale will NOT be available from Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th, also due to carpet cleaning and drying.  Thank you for your understanding.

 Please remember that our book drop and CD/DVD drop are available 24/7, and that items may be renewed and reserved online through our catalog, using your library card number and the phone number associated with your account.

Free Yoga Class Bow residents - June

As part of a facility rental agreement approved by the Library Trustees, Yoga NH (owned by Maureen Miller of Concord, NH), is pleased to offer FREE 1-hour yoga classes each month to Bow residents and library card holders!  These classes are suitable for all levels, and occur from 9 am to 10 am on the following dates (unless otherwise noted):

Saturday 6/1
Sunday 6/30

Classes will be held in the Library's Merrimack County Savings Bank Room in the Lower Level.  We need at least 3 people signed up 48 hours in advance to run these free classes. Because these classes are being held outside of library operating hours, participants will need to enter through the Lower Level door near the handicapped parking and ramp.  Registration is highly encouraged - email info@bakerfreelib.org. Thank you to Maureen Miller and Yoga NH for giving back to the Bow community as part of their paid use of our facilities for events and workshops!
 

For Those Who Need To Submit A Passport Application

For those individuals who are visiting us in order to submit a Passport Application, please call or email us at 224-7113 or info@bakerfreelib.org to schedule an appointment in advance.  We CANNOT assist walk-in passport needs. Appointment times are during our open hours, Monday through Saturday, and take approximately 30 minutes per person. We do not schedule appointments or review applications during the hour before we close each day.

Prior to your appointment, please take a moment to download this checklist to verify you will have what you need to submit your passport application or visit http://travel.state.gov.

For directions to the Library, visit our Directions page under the About Us tab above.

Reminder: we do NOT process passport renewals. Passport renewals are done using an online form and mailing it yourself, Visit the US State Department Passport Renewals page for more details.