• 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.
  • Monthly Book Talks **RESCHEDULED to 3/20**

    We will meet Tuesday, March 20th at 12:30 p.m and 6:30 p.m.  This informal discussion group will be discussing the book The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.  Questions?  Contact Amy at amy@bakerfreelib.org or call 224-7113.
  • Friends of BFL Book Donation Box

    The Friends of Baker Free Library Book Donation Box that was residing outside has been brought inside for the the cold weather season.
    If you have books you would like to donate, we will be happy to accept them on our Friends of the Baker Free Library Book Donation Day which falls on the last SATURDAY of each month. This month's Donation Day will be SATURDAY, March 31st from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Questions? Please contact us at info@bakerfreelib.org or call 224-7113.

  • Coming to the Library for a Passport?

    For 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 guarantee you will be assisted immediately if you do not make an appointment.  Appointment times are during our open hours Monday - Saturday, and take apporoximately 20-30 minutes per person.  We do not schedule appointments during the half hour before we close.
    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.
  • Update: Interlibrary Loan

    If you are waiting on an interlibrary loan, the state's online system has been down for over a month. 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 Thursday 4/12/18 at 5:15 pm in the Library's Welch Meeting Room. The public is always welcome to attend the meetings. Questions?  Email Lori Fisher, Library Director at lori@bakerfreelib.org.

Library seeking full-time Youth Services Librarian

Closing date for applications is 4/20/2018

The Baker Free Library is seeking a full-time, professional Youth Services Librarian due to the retirement of our Children's Librarian of 17 years.  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, dynamic, and creative. The ideal candidate will also possess a collaborative style and dedication to providing strong and effective learning opportunities for children and youth.

The successful candidate will have a BA in an area of general education or liberal arts. An ALA accredited Master’s Degree is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience will be considered (minimum 2 years or more experience in a children’s services position in a public library).

Click here to download a full job description.

The annual salary range for this 40-hour per week position is $17.90/hour to $21.77/hour ($37,000 to $45,000 per year) depending on qualifications/experience, with an attractive benefits package. This position will be expected to work at least one to two evenings per week and one full Saturday each month.

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

Closing date for applications is April 20, 2018.  Anticipated start date for the position is early June 2018.

**RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, 3/20 at 6:30 PM** Songs of Emigration

Through traditional music, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants.  Sponsored by a grant from the NH Hummanities.
Free and open to the public.

Free Yoga Classes for Bow residents - 4/5, 4/6, and 4/7/18

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 the April classes will be:
Thursday, 4/5 at 9am-10am, 10:30am-11:30am, and 2:30pm-3:30pm
Friday, 4/6 at 9am-10am, 10:30am-11:30am, and 2:30pm-3:30pm
Saturday, 4/7 from 8:00am-8:45am (Yoga Nidra)* 

Classes will be held in the Library's Merrimack County Savings Bank Room in the Lower Level.  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 -  contact Lori Fisher, Library Director, at 224-7113 or lori@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!

*Yoga nidra is a guided meditation while in savasana. Unlike a regular yoga class, this one takes place with all participants either lying down or sitting.