July 13, 2020

New Hampshire Talking Book Library Re-Opens

The talking book library is now open to patrons, family and caregivers.

In keeping with Center for Disease Control recommendations, anyone entering the library will be required to wear a mask; patrons who do not have their own mask will be provided one. Social distancing recommendations of six feet of space between patrons and staff will also be in effect.

The talking book library services are available and books continue to be sent via the USPS mail to our patrons. You may continue to contact us by phone and email. BARD is available for those who would like to download books. Please call us for more information on how to use the BARD services.

Telephone Number: 603-271-3429.

New Hampshire State Library Re-Opens to the Public

JULY 6, 2020: THE STATE LIBRARY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY APPOINTMENT

The New Hampshire State Library is now open to the public by appointment only, with parameters in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Appointments are available for 30- and 60-minute sessions between 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-4pm Monday through Friday.

Patrons are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments in advance by calling 603-271-2144 or contacting us through our Ask a Librarian page.

In keeping with Center for Disease Control recommendations, anyone entering the library will be required to wear a mask; patrons who do not have their own mask will be provided one. Social distancing recommendations of six feet of space between patrons and staff will also be in effect.

March 20, 2020

The 2020 Census

Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau takes a complete count of the country's population. The Census Bureau collects data for statistical purposes only, and is required by law to protect your individual identity.
There are several ways to take the census. You can respond:
  • Online through the accessible website using your own assistive technology.
  • By phone where live census takers will help you register your responses.
  • By mail using a form.
  • Through an in-person interview.
Whichever way you choose to respond, the 202 census is accessible for you.

March 19, 2020

NH STATE LIBRARY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC STARTING 3/17/2020

Due to the current NH State of Emergency directives regarding COVID-19, the New Hampshire State Library will be closed to the public beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday 3/17/2020. This closure will remain in place through Friday 4/3/2020. At this time (Thursday 3/19/2020), talking book library services are available and books will continue to be sent via the USPS mail to our patrons. You may continue to contact us by phone and email. BARD is available for those who would like to download books. Please call us for more information on how to use the BARD services.

February 19, 2020

Books Suggestions

Here are a few book suggestions for these long winter nights:

DB 92245 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
In late 1969, when Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. Unrated.

DB 86961 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
In 1969 New York City, the four Gold children meet a psychic who tells them each the date they will die. They each grow up and live their lives, but always with the knowledge of the psychic's prophecy hanging over them. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

DB 96188 The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma
The autobiography of the first deal-blind graduate of Harvard Law School. Girma describes her childhood, world travels, development of a text-to-braille communication system, and time at Harvard Law, as well as the ways she uses her talents to advocate for those with disabilities.

To order any of these titles, please call the library at: 603-271-3429.