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At long last, the library will be re-opening on July 6 with regular hours – Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Appointments are no longer necessary.


            Kaitlin Camidge brings library skills honed over thirteen years - - since 2018 she was librarian at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook.  She has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Buffalo and advanced certification as a digital learning specialist.  She’s also a library trustee in Pembroke, where she lives with her husband and their two children.  “I’m thrilled to help carry on the library’s legacy of outstanding community service,” Camidge says.  “I look forward to maintaining a friendly, safe, and active hub, blending library tradition with innovation as well as planning programs for all ages and working and collaborating with an amazing staff.  Nancy has left big shoes to fill, and I’m honored to continue her legacy.”


            The Friends of the Library invite you to join us on July 24th from 11:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. when Nancy Claris will officially pass the symbolic keys of the Epsom Public Library to Kaitlin Camidge, our new town librarian. After many years of dedicated service to the people of Epsom, we want to thank Nancy properly as well as give a warm welcome to Kaitlin. This will give you an opportunity to talk with both individuals in person and participate in the celebration. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 24th.


            Sign-up for the library Summer Reading Program will be held from Monday, June 28 - Thursday, July 8.  Participants may sign up by calling the library at 736-9920 or by emailing Vickie at, or by messaging Vickie on Facebook.

            You may pick up the SRP Booklet with a schedule of events, reading logs, bookmarks, etc.  Join the fun and read for pleasure this summer.

            Programs available are the Early Literacy Program for infants through preschool, Kindergarten through 5th Grade, and a Teen program.

            Schedule of Events:  Please sign up for all programs at the Circulation Desk, or call the library at 736-9920, or by emailing or messaging Vickie. Please include the total number of people attending!

Also, please note that at each event masks will be required with social distancing in family groups. You are also asked to bring a small blanket to sit on.


Monday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.:  “Reptiles on the Move” with Marie Leighton will be at the historic Odd Fellows Hall on Short Falls Road in Epsom.  Hand sanitizer will also be required after handling the reptiles. 


Wednesday, July 14 –Thursday, August 19

Virtual Program: “Finding Science in Folktales, presented by the Children’s Museum of NH. 

            This virtual program will be available Wednesday, July 14 through Thursday, August 19, and offers a trip around the world as we investigate animal science through folktales and legends.  Participants travel from Africa to Brazil and beyond as they learn how the king of the birds was chosen, why the bear has a stumpy tail, and more! 

            Each folktale will have a corresponding animal science experiment or activity and will include four interactive videos to be done with the experiment/activity.  Vickie will send a link to access the videos.

Monday, July 19, 1:30 p.m. Family Movie: Paw Patrol Space Pups.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  Seating is limited to 15. The movie will be shown at the library.

Monday, July 26 @ 6:30 p.m.“Let’s Go to the Library for Tales & Tails & Tales!” with singer/storyteller Steve Blunt.  Join us for an evening of fun, music, and stories.  This program will be at the historic Odd Fellows Hall on Short Falls Road in Epsom. 

Tuesday, August 3, 6:30 p.m.  Family Movie, Raya, at the library.  The movie is rated PG, and snacks and drinks will be provided.  Seating is limited to 15.                      


            The work of multi-talented Ella Stickney of Epsom is currently on display at the library and will be exhibited until July 31.

            Ella has been sewing since a very young age, working with her mother and sister at the kitchen table making dresses for holidays and special events.  Working with her step grandmother, she completed her first quilt at the age of 14.

            After studying Fashion Design and Merchandising at Cazenovia College in New York and then raising her children, she started a small business of performing alterations for local dry cleaners and shops in Concord.  Her interest in the mathematical precision and artistry of quilting appealed to her creative sense, resulting in `many quilts, table runners, and other forms.

            In 2007, she began working with paper as a medium, after friends taught her how to stamp.  Her beautiful cards, many of which are now on display in the exhibit, are unique, one-of-a-kind creations focusing on traditional life events and holidays as well as weddings and special birthday events.


We will be continuing the summer Outdoor Movies with:

            Friday, July 9, E.T..

            Saturday, July 10 – Jurassic Park

            Friday, July 23 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


            We recommend you bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, and we remind you that groups should be socially distanced from one another.

            If you are uncomfortable with sitting outside, you will have the option of sitting in your car with all lights off and at the very back of the crowd.

            Concessions will be sold, but you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks.


All movies will start at dusk, typically around 8:15 – 8:30.


       Interested in playing or learning to play mahjong? On Tuesday, July 6, at 10:15 a.m. come join us in the library meeting room. The group meets weekly.


            The Wednesday movie matinees starting at 1:30pm are back and will take viewers around the world – from Palm Springs to Ireland, Italy, England, and from the present day back to the Civil War as well as to WW2.


            On July 7 we will show Senior Moment. Victor Martin (William Shatner) is a retired NASA test pilot often seen speeding around Palm Springs in his vintage Porsche convertible with his best friend Sal (Christopher Lloyd) in tow. His life changes when his license is revoked for drag racing and his car impounded. Forced to take public transportation for the first time, he meets his polar opposite Caroline (Jean Smart) and learns to navigate love and life again as he goes up against the state's new DA to get back his license and car.


            On July 14 we go from Palm Springs to Ireland, as John Patrick Shanley, who created the classic MOONSTRUCK, brings his sweeping romantic vision to Ireland with Wild Mountain Thyme. The headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly's love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony's (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.


            Tom Hanks stars in the July 21 movie, News of the World.  Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. When she is forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn -- both human and natural.


            A family comedy, WAR WITH GRANDPA, will be shown on July 28, starring Robert DiNiro and Uma Thurman.

            Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves into Peter's room, forcing him upstairs into the creepy attic. And though he loves his grandpa he wants his room back - so he has no choice but to declare war. With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even.



  • Remember: the Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting, Lisa Genova

  • The Sum of Us: What racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, Heather C. McGhee

  • Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America’s Bravest Warriors, James Patterson

  • Killing the Mob: the Fight Against Organized Crime in America, Bill O’Reilly

  • Life’s Edge: the Search for What It Means To Be Alive, Carl Zimmer

  • The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, Walter Isaacson

  • The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Gone, Steven R. Gundry

  • Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind, Judson Brewer

  • Wandering in Strange Lands: a Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots, Morgan Jerkins

  • The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women - and Women to Medicine, Janice P. Nimura

  • The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a Balance, Laurie Garrett

  • The Hell We Climb: an Inaugural Poem for the Country, Amanda Gorman

                            ADULT FICTION

  • The Dark Heart of Florence, Tasha Alexander

  • Turn a Blind Eye, Jeffrey Archer

  • Foregone: a Novel, Russell Banks

  • The Windsor Knot, S. J. Bennett

  • The Kaiser’s Web, Steve Berry

  • These Ghosts are Family: a Novel, Maisy Card

  • Win, Harlan Coben

  • When No One is Watching: a thriller, Alyssa Cole

  • What’s Mine and Yours: a Novel,  Naima Coster

  • Fast Ice, Clive Cussler

  • Meant to Be, Jude Deveraux

  • The Little French Bridal Shop, Jennifer Dupee

  • Her Dark Lies, J. T. Ellison

  • Danger in Numbers, Heather Graham

  • Sooley, John Grisham

  • Surviving Savannah, Patti Callahan Henry

  • Bookshop by the Sea, Denise Hunter

  • Later, Stephen King

  • A Distant Shore, Karen Kingsbury

  • Transient Desires, Donna Leon

  • When the Stars Go Dark: a Novel,  Paula McLain

  • A Matter of Life and Death: a Robin Lockwood Novel, Philip Margolin

  • The Nature of Fragile Things, Susan Meissner

  • The Transformation of Chastity James, Kathleen Morris

  • The Girls in the Stilt House: a Novel, Kelly Mustian

  • The Red Book, James Patterson

  • The Sanatorium: a Novel,  Sarah Pearse

  • The Lost Apothecary, Sarah Penner

  • The Rose Code: a Novel, Kate Quinn

  • Not Dark Yet: a DCI Banks Novel, Peter Robinson

  • The Beirut Protocol, Joel C. Rosenberg

  • Miss Julia Happily Ever After,  Ann B. Ross

  • Everything After.  Jill Santopolo

  • The Ex Talk, Rachel Lynn Solomon

  • Life After Death: a Novel, Souljah

  • A Million Reasons Why, Jessica Strawser

  • The Last Green Valley, Mark T. Sullivan

  • Band of Sisters: a Novel,  Lauren Willig


  • With the Fire on High, Elizabeth Acevedo

  • Once and Future, Any Rose Capetta

  • House of Salt and Sorrows, Erin A. Craig

  • The Silence Between Us, Alison Gervais

  • Unpregnant, Jenni Hendriks

  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer

  • A Court of Silver Flames, Sarah J. Maas

  • We Set the Dark On Fire, Tehlor Kay Mejia

  • Good Enough, Jen Petro-Roy

  • Wilder Girls, Rory Power

  • Sweet & Bitter Magic, Adrienne Tooley


  • Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: a Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union,  Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Just As I Am, Cicely Tyson



  • Shattered, Jonathan Allen

  • Followers, Megan Angelo

  • Adrift, Tami Ashcraft

  • The Scent Keeper, Erica Bauermeister

  • Dead Woman Walking, Sharon Bolton

  • The Enchanted Hour, Meghan Cox Gurdon

  • Perfect Little Children, Sophie Hannah

  • The Mother’s Promise, Sally Hepworth

  • The Outsider, Stephen King

  • A Legacy of Spies, John Le Carre

  • Utopia Avenue, David Mitchell

  • De-escalate, Douglas E. Noll

  • Lean Out, Marissa Orr

  • How Hard Can It Be?, Allison Pearson

  • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney

  • Who Let the Dog Out?, David Rosenfelt

  • I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places, Lisa Scottoline

  • The Crown’s Game, Evelyn Skye

  • See Me, Nicholas Sparks

  • Something in the Water, Catherine Steadman



  • A Quiet Passion

  • Avalon

  • Back to Burgundy

  • Brian’s Song

  • Captive State

  • Dinotrux

  • The Duel

  • The Dust Bowl

  • Exit Wounds

  • Experimenter

  • Fatale

  • Finding Your Feet

  • The Fountain

  • The Good Karma Hospital

  • Greater

  • I See You

  • The Informer

  • Isle of Dogs

  • Lights Out

  • Little Women

  • Loving Pablo

  • Never Look Away

  • Never Been Kissed

  • News of the World

  • Partners in Crime

  • Righteous Kill

  • The Rounders

  • Stan & Ollie

  • True History of the Kelly Gang

  • When Marnie Was There

  • Wolf Children

  • The Zoolander No. 2


  • All Thirteen: the Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, Christina         Soontornvat


  • A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying,  Kelley Armstrong

  • The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, Ashley Herring Blake

  • The Bad Guys in Dawn of the Underlord, Aaron Blabey

  • The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-Hesaurus?, Aaron Blabey

  • The Last Kids on Earth, Max Brallier

  • Aru Shah and the City of Gold, Roshani  Chokshi

  • Diamond’s Dream, Catherine Coe

  • Petal’s Party, Catherine Coe

  • Sky’s Surprise, Catherine Coe

  • Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation, Stuart Gibbs

  • Grand Slam, Tim Green

  • Billy Miller Makes a Wish, Kevin Henkes

  • I Want My Mummy! Nancy Krulik

  • Delphine and the Silver Needle, Alyssa Moon

  • On Thin Ice, Michael Northrop

  • Dog Man: Mothering Heights, Dav Pilkey

  • Camp Time in California, Mary Pope Osborne

  • Bouncing Back, Scott Ostler

  • Changeling, William Ritter

  • Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean,  Steve Sheinkin

  • Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler, Steve Sheinkin

  • Amelia Earhart, and the Flying Chariot,  Steve Sheinkin

  • Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys, Steve Sheinkin

  • Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: a Graphic Novel,  Rey Terciero

  • Tito the Bonecrusher, Melissa Thomson

  • Missing Pieces, Carly Anne West


  • When I Grow Up, Neville Astley

  • I Am Every Good Thing, Derrick Barnes

  • If You Come to Earth, Sophie Blackall

  • Bedtime for Bad Kitty, Nick Bruel

  • Soar, Hillary Daecher

  • Here and Now, Julia Denos (Board Book)

  • Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter, Anna Dewdney

  • Swashby and the Sea, Beth Ferry

  • The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken, Jennifer Frank

  • Nobody Hugs a Cactus, Carter Goodrich

  • Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn, Shannon Hale

  • Be Quiet! Ryan T. Higgins

  • Something’s Wrong! A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear, Jory John

  • Lift, Minh Le

  • We Are Water Protectors, Carole Lindstrom

  • Lola Gets a Cat, Anna McQuinn

  • Maple and Willow Apart, Lori Nichols

  • Peppa Pig and the Earth Day Adventure

  • Bad Cat! Nicola O’Byrne

  • The Spring Book, Todd Parr

  • Dragon Gets By,  Dav Pilkey

  • Dragon’s Fat Cat,  Dav Pilkey

  • Dragon’s Halloween, Dav Pilkey

  • Garden Day! Candice F. Ransom

  • Bear’s Bicycle, Laura Renauld

  • The One and Only Sparkella, Channing Tatum/Kim Barnes

  • I’m On It! Andrea Tsurumi

  • Outside In, Deborah Underwood

  • That’s Not My Bee--: Its Stripes Are Too Fluffy, Fiona Watt

  • That’s Not My Donkey…Its Mane Is Too Furry,  Fiona Watt

  • That’s Not My Kangaroo - -: Its Ears Are Too Fluffy, Fiona Watt

  • I Am Going!: an Elephant & Piggie Book,  Mo Willems

  • Bear Can’t Wait, Karma Wilson

  • Sheepish: (Wolf Under Cover),  Helen Yoon


  • The Usborne Big Book of Big Trains,  Megan Cullis

  • Skunks at Night, Kathleen A. Klatte

  • Octopuses, Joanne Mattern

  • Scorpions at Night, Kathleen A. Klatte

  • Crickets at Night, Kathleen A. Klatte

  • Rhyme Time with Bees!  Jonas Edwards

  • Rhyme Time with Sharks! Jonas Edwards

  • Reptiles Everywhere, Camilla de la Bedoyere

  • Rhyme Time with Snakes! Jonas Edwards

  • Rhyme Time with Parrots! Jonas Edwards

  • Crows, Joanne Mattern

  • Owls at Night, Kathleen A. Klatte

  • Rats, Joanne Mattern

  • Bats at Night, Kathleen A. Klatte

  • Dolphins, Joanne Mattern

  • Rhyme Time with Elephants! Jonas Edwards

  • Doctors, Christine Lear

  • Dentists, Mari C. Schuh

  • Monster Trucks, Aaron Carr

  • Dump Trucks, Aaron Carr

  • Excavators, Aaron Carr

  • Jumbo Jets, Aaron Carr

  • Dogs, Joanne Mattern