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Below are seasonal news items from the library. We have so many programs, updates, and events at NDPL, please follow us on Facebook to see them all!

Join a Book Club!

Get together and hang out at one of our many book clubs! We currently offer: For the Grownups NDPL Book Club: third Wednesday of the month, 7pm Historical Fiction Book Club: second Wednesday of the month, 7pm Mystery Book Club: first Wednesday of the month, … Read More

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

  Celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month with us! Come on down in the month of September and sign up for a library card! Attend a program, borrow some books or toys, or take out a museum pass. Kids can get a limited … Read More

2023 Summer Reading at NDPL!

We’ve got a host of activities this summer!   Field trips are Fridays at 10:30am. Please meet at the designated field trip location.   Come to Makerspace every Saturday in July!


A high-energy, creative building event using building materials such as LEGOs, PlusPlus, and Buildwave materials. Saturday, March 18th, at 10am. Ages 5+. Registration Required.

Card Making for the Troops

Help us make cards for deployed soldiers! We’ll send your homemade cards to deployed soldiers so that they have something they can send home to their loved ones. Wednesday, March 15th, 5-7pm. Ages 8+. No registration required.

Clean House on Stress

Join us for a workshop on how to work through stress with The Recovering Educator. Thursday, March 9th, at 5:30pm.  

Family Movie Day

Come watch a movie with us! December 28th at 2PM. Movie TBD.

Ornament Decorating

Stop by the library every Monday in December from 10-11am and make an ornament!

Cookie Swap

NDPL’s Cook Book Book Club is hosting a Cookie Swap! This cookie swap is for EVERYONE. You do not need to belong to the Cook Book Book Club to join. Simply bake your favorite cookie recipe and bring a dozen or so to the … Read More

Makerspace Club

Our Makerspace Club Meets every month on Saturdays at 10am March 25th April 22nd May 20th   The club will run for approximately an hour. Parents must stay with their child(ren) for the duration of the club.

Mad Science!

Join us at the library on Wednesday, December 14th, at 3:30pm for some Mad Science! No registration required.

Holiday Celebration 12/2

Join us Friday, December 2nd, for our Holiday Celebration! There will be music, treats, and Santa Claus! Our party runs from 3pm-5pm. Hope to see you then!

Make a Gingerbread House!

Come make and decorate a gingerbread house! This is a 2 night activity. Participants must sign up for both nights. Bring a friend, bring your family, or come alone! Spots are limited so sign up at the library.

3D Print Club!

Join us for 3D Printing! This club is perfect for anyone in 6th Grade or older. There are 3 sessions. Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm on November 2nd. 9th, and 16th. Wednesdays from 11am-1pm on November 3rd, 10th, and 17th. Spots are limited so call the … Read More


THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.             Celebrate the end of summer with a tie-dye party. August 23rd at 5:30pm. Kids must bring their own t-shirt. Limited spots available so call the library to reserve your spot.

Lindsay and her Puppet Pals

Join us for a special Puppetry Show with Lindsay and her Puppet Pals. Wednesday, August 17th at 1:30pm.

Magic Show

Come see a magic show!! Wednesday, July 20th, at 5:3pm at the New Durham Public Library.


Field Trip Fridays for This Year’s Summer Reading Program! Things to note: all field trips start at 10:30am families should meet at the designated place, not at the library The sign ups are below. June 24th: 10:30am at New Durham Fish Hatchery July 1st: … Read More


Welcome to Summer Reading 2022 at NDPL!  The theme this year is Oceans of Possibilities. Here is what you need to know! KIDS SUMMER READING PROGRAM This year it’s The Goodwin Library in Farmington vs New Durham.  The library who reads the most books … Read More

Mystery Book Club: June 1, 2022

Join our Mystery Book Club as we discuss NDPL’s Number 1 most checked out book, Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano. DATE: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 TIME: 7:00 PM Request your copy at the circulation desk. 

Book Club: May 18, 2022

Join us for Book Club as we read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. This month’s book club is brought to  you by the Bitter Injustice Humanities Grant. More information on this grant can be found here. DATE: Wednesday, May 18, … Read More

Adult Winter Reading Challenge

December 21st starts our Adult Winter Reading Challenge!! Sign up at the circulation desk to get your punch card. Read 5 books and get your prize! All books count! Books you own, books on your kindle, ebooks, audiobooks, books you check out from the … Read More

500 Books Before Middle School

Register Now for 500 Books Before Middle School!!! The program is simple. Read or listen to 500 fiction books, non fiction books, graphic novels, audiobooks, or ebooks and you win! Kids registered will receive a book bag and a passport. For every 10 books … Read More

December 7, 8, and 16: Cookie Decorating

Join Ms. Shirley and learn how to decorate sugar cookies! This activity is open to everyone 16 and over. We have three sessions to choose from: Session 1: Tuesday, December 7 at 6 pm Session 2: Wednesday, December 8 at 6 pm Session 3: … Read More

December 7: Homeschool Open House

Calling all homeschooling families!! Homeschooling is HARD. Let the library help! Come to the New Durham Public Library on December 7th to meet our new library director, Caitlin Frost. She wants to know how NDPL can better serve you! Homeschooling families with children of … Read More

The library gets a crocodile!

Behold! Our new crocodile activity wall! This wall installation was a gift from The Friends of the Library to Cathy Allyn, our previous library director, for her years of dedicated service to the library, the town, and her amazing work with children’s programming. The … Read More

November 20: Family Craft Day

Come join us for a morning of crafting! We’ll be making fairy light jars. All materials will be provided. This craft is perfect for both families and people who just like to make things. This will go from 10:30-12:30 or AS SUPPLIES LAST! Once … Read More

We’re having a book sale!

The NDPL is having a book sale from November 1st through the 19th. All types of books will be available—children’s books, young adult, adult, fiction, and nonfiction. There will also be DVDs, audiobooks, and more! DATE: November 1-19, 2021 PRICING: Hardcover books are $1; … Read More

Veterans Day Selections for All Ages

November 1, 2021 Veterans Day is November 11th, but we have already set up our displays with a wonderful selection of nonfiction, biography, historical fiction, and DVDs depicting life as a soldier. Come in and (literally!) check out these courageous stories of our men … Read More