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  We are happy to announce that we will be reopening for browsing on June 1 by appointment only.  Patrons may call for an appointment at 736-9920.  No emails, please.   Ten patrons may browse at a time, and masks will be required.  We will also ask patrons to observe social distancing.

            Two computers will also be available and may be used by one patron each for one hour.

            The Children’s Room will be limited to two families at a time.

            Temporary hours remain in effect: Monday – Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

            Welcome back!


            We are finally starting to bring back our events! This summer we are kicking the season off with an Outdoor Movie. We will be doing this showing at Webster Park on Friday, June 11th at dusk (this is typically around 8:15-8:30pm). We recommend your bringing a blanket or chairs to sit on, and keep in mind 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. We will be showing the movie The Goonies, a classic movie that typically runs about two hours long. We will be selling concessions, but you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks! 


            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 6:30 p.m., 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.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center  In Concord, NH. There are hands-on science and engineering exhibits to explore and enjoy.  Two family passes are available.  Each pass admits up to 4 people.  See website for details and reservations.  603-271-7827.


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.   Three family passes are available and admits two people.   See website for times and reservations.


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. Two family passes are available.  Each pass admits two adults and up to four children under 17.

            This weekend, May 29 – 31, the museum is offering “Exploring Portsmouth’s Past Guided Tours.  See website for other special and holiday events as well as hours and reservations as needed. 


Children’s Museum of New Hampshire  A pass is available June, July and August.  The pass  provides 50% off cost of admission for four people.  See website for updated hours and reservations or email at



  • 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