Elkins Public Library is closed following the school closings throughout the state.
We are looking at safe ways to resume more services. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Step 1: Please return materials in the drop box beginning June 1.
Careful consideration of phasing in curbside pick-up is being discussed, however, the State Library has encouraged waiting because unlike restaurants, our items are returned and protocol disinfecting is still being studied. We are as anxious to reopen as you!
WiFI continues to be available outside the library 24-7. Just choose elkins_library. No password is required.
Both Book Groups have resumed as virtual meetings. Please call the library at 783-4386 or email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
If any of you or your family members are having a difficult time logging on to our collection through the State of NH Overdrive or Hoopla, PLEASE let us know. We are monitoring emails and phone calls daily and can easily connect readers with thousands of online titles. Email us, leave a message on the website or call 783-4386. The staff continues to monitor e-mail and phone calls and work on projects. Click the "Digital Materials" tab on the drop-down menu on the tool bar to go directly to the platform sites.
Mrs. Baker has launched virtual story times and after school check-in which can be found on the
library website at www.elkinspubliclibrary.org. As more on-line resources become available, that
information will be posted on our website, Facebook and the Canterbury Town e-mail. We keep our website filled with information about all sorts of things. Take a look for information about the Census 2020. Scroll down on this page for links to the latest resources.
We apologize for the inconvenience, however, this decision was made with thoughtful care to
help ensure the health and safety of the community. These are unprecedented times, yet with calm and cooperation, we will come through this having discovered our strengths and resilience.
Susan LeClair, Director and Claudia Leidinger, Chair of the Trustees
Susan I. LeClair
Elkins Public Library
Canterbury, NH 03224
For help with this form or to sign up over the phone, call 603-783-4386 to speak with us or leave a message. Your call will be returned Monday-Thursday from 9-3pm. Thank you!
Click below to go straight to a channel filled with fun from your Library! This is where you can find Elkins Public Library programming! Updated daily! Become a subscriber and have content delivered right to your inbox daily!
Here are some links to some famous authors and illustrators reading his/her own books!
This site also features famous people sharing favorite titles with music and animation. It is very entertaining!
Click below for videos on crafts, activities, recipes and more. Currier Gallery in Manchester provides many ideas for young and old alike. Try out Currier from Home by clicking the button below.
Try one of these links to tour a zoo! So many things are online, take a field trip right here!
Librarians are working over time these days. Librarians all over the world are putting together lists of websites and on line resources for children. Click here to see the list from the State of NH.
Summer Reading 2020 IMAGINE YOUR STORY!
This year the Summer Reading program offers many ways to participate with your Library!
Prepare yourself for a summer of fun!
We are so excited to get the summer off to an exciting start with our Summer Reading Kick Off event!
Wednesday, June 10 at 4:00pm. Join in on Elkins Public Library's Facebook page and watch a LIVE broadcast of Wildlife Encounters!
Wildlife Encounters live animal experience features a diverse selection of seven amazing small and medium-sized Ambassador Animals! It's sure to be an interactive and eye opening experience where you will likely meet animals you've never encountered in your life! You will be able to ask questions and get answers during the show!
Join Mrs. Baker every Thursday starting on June 25 for a virtual program based on the Summer Reading Theme, Imagine Your Story! Tune in Thursdays at 10am on FaceBook on the Elkins Public Library FaceBook page starting June 25
Programs will be recorded and posted on YouTube after the program so you can access them any time!
There are so many fun activities we can share together. This summer will feature crafts and activities you can do yourself, from home.
Now more than ever before, we have a story to tell! Join the Summer Reading Creative Writing group, open for all ages. Tell us YOUR story!
We meet every Wednesday at 3:30pm for a Teen Discussion Group with humans age 14 and up. Email to email@example.com to get signed up.
Libraries, a trusted institution, can ensure that people have accurate information regarding the census and why it is so important. Come to the Circulation Desk or email us with questions.
Let's take a look at what to expect by looking at a sample survey..
To access our entire collection, click here to access our catalog. Make a list of books you would like to reserve and let us know. When we open again, the book will be right here waiting for you!
NH Humanities is a wonderful resource for learning and growing. Read, watch and listen to NH artists and thinkers. Sign up for a weekly newsletter called "Human Ties" for updates
Free Period Press exists to help you slow (way, way) down, take care of yourself, and focus on what’s most important to you.
Take a break and sign on to one the these neat forums.
Gibsons Book Store in Concord is offering some wonderful virtual events including Book Talks and Zoom discussions. Click on this website to see the list of events and register for the next program.
Can't make it to Strawbery Banke, or want a sneak preview prior to a visit to the museum? Whether you're interested in the history of the Puddle Dock neighborhood, the historic houses, or the museum's gardens and historic landscapes, click on the selections below for a virtual tour that will transport you to this historic waterfront neighborhood.
Librarians like a gather information and make it easy to find and use.
The New Hampshire Library Association has put together a wonderful resource page of Covid-19 information and links to help us get through this challenging time together.
Happy Census Day!
Libraries play a crucial role in helping promote the census in their
community, so anything you can do to help get the word out about completing
the 2020 census online or over the phone is greatly appreciated!
NHLA has put together an overview on public programs and systems. Topics include:
Social Security Benefits; Unemployment Insurance Benefits;
Utilities; Food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid; Domestic Violence;
Housing; Senior and Consumer Law; Youth Law/Education.
Although the Law Library building is closed to the public, the library
itself is open, and staff are answering phones and responding to emails.
Please feel free to email with any legal information requests.
The mission of the bureau of New Hampshire Employment Security is to pay unemployment compensation benefits in a timely manner to eligible claimants and collect the tax which funds these payments.
They are available on-line to assist you in this time of crisis.
Let us direct you to find the help you need during this stressful time. The NH Department of Education offers suggestions and links to helpful resources.