Our Programs

Children's Programs


Monthly Children's Programs:

Every Tuesday at 10:00am

STORY HOUR Come enjoy songs, read aloud and crafts with new friends the first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:00.

ROCK N’ READ is a music and movement program for babies and toddlers. Come join the fun the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00.

LEGO CLUB! Children and families are welcome to come and build together with Lego bricks. This club  meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 4:00.

Recommend books, movies and programs you would like to see at your library! Let's eat pizza, hang out and talk. The last Monday of the month at 6:00pm.

YOUNGER READERS CLUB! A new book chat for ages 9-12. Come in the 4th Monday of the month from 3:15 – 4:00. Come make a delicious snack, enjoy time with your friends, dance and read!

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN! We are excited to introduce our participation in this national program. The single most important thing you can do to prepare your child to read independently is to read to them every day. Come to the library to learn more and we can help you track your progress!

MAKER SPACE! The newest trend in libraries has hit Elkins!  It’s a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Stay tuned to the newsletter, this website, Facebook and the town-wide email to hear what we will feature each month. Come every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00pm to enjoy this neat program.

Adult Programs


KNITTERS meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 for any level knitter; beginners to experts. Don’t miss the great display at the library of last year’s projects! Come join us by the fireplace. This group takes the summer off but will join us again in the Fall.

QUILTERS meet every Wed. from 10:00 to 1:00. Bring your projects, sewing machines and lunch!

PUZZLE SWAP:  All puzzles should be at least 500 pieces and in very good condition.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP every third Tuesday of the month. The books are in and available at the Circulation desk. Join this group for interesting discussion and fellowship.

THE ZEN OF ADULT COLORING Thursdays at 1:30pm.  Bring a friend, practice meditation and mindfulness, enjoy some refreshments while coloring relaxing designs with markers and colored pencils. Try our new Gel Pens!

OMBBC (Old Man Boring Book Club): Join us for reviews of the latest history and biography books available at Elkins. The club consists of several "mature" adults from the community. This group will meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. Women are invited and encouraged to attend! This group typically decides to take July and August off. Join them again in September!

RUG BRAIDING! Kate Goegel teaches oval rug braiding here at the Library. Usually there is a small materials fee, sign-up is required and the class size is limited. Some experience recommended.  Please contact Sue at 783-4386 for information concerning the next session. 

Humanities Programs partnered with The Canterbury Historical Society

September 20 at 7:00pm: Hope Jordan Poetry reading. This Canterbury resident was awarded the 2018 Academy of American Poets prize.  

October 23 at 7:00pm: Poorhouses and Town Farms: hard row for paupers. Steve Taylor discusses NH and it's struggles with issues surrounding the poor in NH.

Check out more great NH Humanities programs around the state.

Special Programs

Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading!

Children's Programming, materials and activities are at the core of Elkins Public Library's mission year-round. However, our Summers Reading Program is designed to encourage children to keep reading and encouraging in their library during the Summer. We know that you LOVE your Library so let's tell the world... LIBRARIES ROCK!!

Summer 2018, we celebrated all the amazing things that happen in a modern library by discovering through books, crafts, activities, food and MUSIC!

Stay tuned! 2019 we celebrate SPACE as we explore A Universe of Stories! Come enjoy 16 programs surrounding this theme in June and July 2019!

Winter Warm Up!

Join us on the Thursday of the February school vacation for a fun day of entertainment and homemade macaroni and cheese!