Library News

STARTING January 3rd, 2023, the Salisbury Free Library has new hours. They are posted on the sign out front, on our website, and town pages. They are as follows:

Tuesdays 1pm – 7pm

Wednesdays 1pm – 4pm

Thursdays 1pm – 7pm

Saturdays 10am – 3pm


February’s Book Group will be meeting on February 22nd at 6:00pm! The group will be discussing January’s read, Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult, and discussing February’s read – The Searcher by Tana French. Copies can be picked up at the library for participation! You’re also welcome to digitally download on the Libby App using your library card #.


The Friends of the Library group is selling Bricks for the pathway leading to the entrance of the Library. Order forms can be filled out and found here.

Thanks to the very generous Hoyt family for building, and Bill MacDuffie for installing, we now have a Little Free Library in town. Please respectfully donate and take books as your reading needs require.

New Policies

The Salisbury Free Library has new policies regarding copier fees, overdue books, and Inter-library loan books. Please make sure to check review our two new policies on our website under About > Policies.


PUBLIC NOTICE: The next Trustee’s Meeting is February 7th at the library. The Trustees will meet, starting 2023, the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm. See you then.


The Library is OPEN to the public.

  • If you do not have a mask with you, we can provide one.
  • Hand sanitizer is available on the table near the door and at the circulation desk.
  • Please do not visit if you are sick. If you have a cough, cold, sore throat, muscle aches, or fever, please do not enter the building.

Pickup and delivery remain available!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten: We are starting our own version of the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program for our youngest patrons! Any child ages 0-5 who has not yet started Kindergarten can participate, and all books read with/to the participating child counts (even if it’s the 100th reading). The goal is simply to read 1000 books before the child enters Kindergarten. This program aims to promote early literacy and to introduce our youngest patrons to all that the library has to offer.


How do I place holds on items?

Log into https://salisbury.bywatersolutions.com/ with your 14-digit library card number and last four digits of your phone number. If you have difficulty logging in, or accessing the internet, feel free to call us at (603) 648-2278  to place a hold over the phone. Please let us know via phone or email if you have placed holds on available items via the online catalog.


DOWNLOADABLE/ONLINE OFFERINGS

Please contact us if you don’t yet have a library card and we can get you signed up:

  • NoveList Plus (provided through EBSCOHost) is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations that answers the question: What should I read next? Contains series information, and reviews from professionals as well as from readers.
  • NH Downloadable E-books and Audiobooks, available at http://nh.overdrive.com or through the Libby app. 
  • hoopla digital is now available for patrons to check out up to 5 items per month – sign up with your 14 digit library card number. Borrow digital books, audiobooks, music, movies, and TV. https://www.hoopladigital.com/
  • Ancestry Library Edition is available to our patrons – there is a link in our online catalog that can be accessed after logging in.  Ancestry brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Heritage Quest is also available us, contact us for log in info.

Wi-Fi is available free in our parking lot. No password is required.

For assistance with reference, card sign ups, or downloadables, call us at 603-648-2278 or email salisburyfree@gmail.com.