The library has eight computers which patrons may use for word processing and internet access.
The library has a collection of audiobooks on cassette and CD. Great to listen to while traveling, doing work around the house or relaxing.
Informal groups which meet monthly to discuss books which have been chosen by the members.
The library has a collection of over 17,000 books and the means of getting almost any other book or periodical article you desire through the State Library Interlibrary Loan program.
Volunteers will either bring books to the borrower or bring the borrower to the library.
Because of the influence of her grandmother, an Epsom woman wants to make a difference in the lives of senior citizens.
Yvonne Rose Gauthier was a woman who loved to read. Her granddaughter, Jessica Towne, said it was something her grandmother did daily for hours and it brought a smile to her face. Her grandmother lived in Manchester most of her life, and when Jessica moved to Epsom from Stark in the 1980′s she began to help her grandparents. After her grandfather died 10 years ago, Jessica continued to visit and help Yvonne two or three times a week. She did her grocery shopping, cleaned the house, drove her to appointments, and did anything she could to take care of her. “She was a woman of great faith and always believed in making a difference,” Jessica said.
Last June Yvonne died, and Jessica now wants to help other seniors in her grandmother’s memory. “With her passing, I have a very big void in my life,” she said, “and I thought it was important to donate my time in her memory to make a difference.”
Because her grandmother so enjoyed reading, Jessica said, she wants all seniors “to have the opportunity to read about things they enjoy, places that intrigue them and, most important, to have something to look forward to.”
With the help of the Epsom Public Library, Jessica wants to start a home delivery reading program for Epsom senior citizens who have no transportation. Jessica will gladly visit the library and then bring books to those who want them. She is willing to do this seven days a week. Anyone interested in the program can call Jessica at 736-8638 or 736-9100.
Because of Jessica, Yvonne is still making a difference.
The library has a growing collection of video cassettes and DVDs. The rental period is 7 days.
The Karley Rose Towne Meeting Room is a public meeting room available for group meetings. Contact the library for details.
Each summer the library and The Friends of the Library sponsor programs for children. There are also children’s programs throughout the year. Read about them on our home page.
A copier is available for public use. Copies are 15 cents each.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Epsom Public Library support the Library and its patrons in a variety of ways. Made up of a group of Epsom residents, the Friends raise money to supplement programs and supplies at the Library. Regular fundraising events include the lemonade/cookie stand at Epsom’s Old Home Day, selling mums for the fall and bake sales at Town and Federal elections.
Through their fundraising efforts, the Friends have been able to provide items and services for use by Library patrons. We purchase passes to the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Shaker Village, SEE Science Center, Strawberry Banke and the Independence Museum. Also, the Friends regularly sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” event prior to local elections.
The Friends meet on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Library. We welcome and encourage help and participation. Hope to see you there.
President – Dianne Bird Vice President – Virginia Drew Secretary – Tammy Gagnon Treasurer – Vickie Watson
The Library has a collection of New Hampshire town histories and Epsom town reports.
Large Print Books
Large print books may be ordered from the Sate Library Handicapped Division. The Epsom library also maintains a small collection.
The library subscribes to approximately forty magazines which circulate for a one week period. Back issues of magazines are kept one year.
The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium pass can be applied for up to $26.00 off the cost of the regular planetarium admission and is good for one patron, per day, towards one show per day. Reservations are recommended but are not required.
Notary Public services are available at the library. Contact the Library Director for more details.