Library Services

Computers

The library has eight computers which patrons may use for word processing and internet access.

 

 

 

Audio Books

The library has a collection of audiobooks on CDs. Great to listen to while traveling, doing work around the house or relaxing.

 

Book Discussion Groups

Informal groups which meet monthly to discuss books which have been chosen by the members.

 

 

 

 

Books

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Delivery to Shut-Ins

Volunteers will either bring books to the borrower or bring the borrower to the library.

Call the library, 736-9920, if a person would like delivery of library materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VHS and DVD

The library has a growing collection of video cassettes and DVDs. The rental period is 7 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Meeting Room

The Karley Rose Towne Meeting Room is a public meeting room available for group meetings. Contact the library for details.

 

 

Programs for Children

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.

 

 

Photocopier

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.
 

Historical Collection

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.

 

Magazines

The library subscribes to approximately forty magazines which circulate for a one week period. Back issues of magazines are kept one year.

 

Museum Passes

These passes are provided by the Friends of the Epsom Library, a group which meets at the library the third Monday of each month at 7 pm, and funds projects which might not otherwise be available – new members always welcome.  We hope you will enjoy some of the great local “take-ins” listed below.  You may reserve the passes for a particular date by calling 736-9920.

  • The American Independence Museum One Governors Lane Exeter, NH  603-772-2622.  Managed by a not-for-profit institution whose mission is to provide a place for the study, research, education, and interpretation of the American Revolution and the role that NH, Exeter, and the Gilman family played in the founding of America.  Sits on 1+ acres of landscaped property in downtown Exeter.  Major holdings: Ladd-Gilman House; Folsom Tavern.  Open Thursday through Saturday 10AM-4PM.  Tours 10 AM, 12 noon, and 2 PM.  Self-guided tours available until 3 PM. Usual admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors 65+, $3 students 6-18, children <6 free.  Admission with the pass: free admission for two adults and their children under 18 to the Ladd-Gilman House and the Folsom Tavern.
  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center    2 Institute Drive  Concord, NH.    603-271-7827. The exhibit galleries feature hands-on science and engineering exhibits to explore and enjoy.  The center is self-guided and you may interact with onsite educators to enhance your experience.  Planetarium shows are an additional cost and are not included in the library pass.  Advance reservations for shows are recommended, but not required.  Two passes are available.  Open Monday through Saturday 10 AM–5PM; Friday night 6:30 PM–9 PM; Sunday 11:30 AM-5PM.  Closed Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Usual Admission: $10 adults. $9 seniors 62+, $9 students 13->college, $7 kids 3-12. Each pass admits up to 4 people free to Discovery Center Exhibit Galleries.
  • SEE Science Museum    200   Bedford St.  Manchester, NH.  603-669-0400.  This museum is an interactive learning center established to promote understanding of science, math, and technology.  Exhibits feature light, electricity, machines, and a LEGO mill yard project on permanent display, among others.  Hippo 2013 reader’s poll “Best place to take your kids in Manchester”.  Open 7 days a week.  Monday–Friday 10 AM–4 PM; Saturday & Sunday 10 AM–5PM. Usual Admission: $8/ person 3+.  Pass allows one family a visit free of charge.
  • Shaker Village Canterbury  288 Shaker Rd. Canterbury, NH.  603-783-9511.  Admission fees support preservation for the Village and include all guided tours, exhibits, and self-guided areas.  You will be able to access historic buildings, exhibits, educational programs, and craft demonstrations.  Open daily May 27–Oct 27 10 AM–5 PM.  Saturday & Sunday in Nov 10 AM–4 PM.  There is a museum store and a restaurant on the premises.  Passes admit 2 persons (adult or child) valid for a single use.  Each pass requires co-pay of $6 for adults and $3 for children 6-17 ($10 savings over current admission rates).  Passes are good for any day, except Special Event days at the Village.
  • Strawberry Banke   14 Hancock St. Portsmouth, NH.  603-433-1100. This site, in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, is an authentic 10 acre outdoor history museum and a National Historic Landmark.  You may explore the gardens, restored historic buildings, craft preservation programs, and enjoy the costumed role players.  Special Events are hosted May through December.  Open 5/1–10/31 10 AM–5 PM, 7 days a week.  Voted 2013 “Best Historic Village” by Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide.  Usual Admission:  $17.50 adults, $10 youths 5-17, kids 4 & under free.  Family rate 2 adults and 2 children <17 $45).  Two passes each admit 2 adults and up to 4.