Latest News now directly on Library Web Site

July 11, 2008

The web site for the Dartmouth Public Libraries went live as a web site on July 2, 2008. Our latest news and activities will publish directly at Please come on by and visit.


Summer Reading Kick-Off Family Day

June 17, 2008

Wild Reads at Your LibraryThe Summer Reading Program for 2008 kicks off on Saturday June 21st from 10 am to 1 pm. Wild Reads at Your Library is this year’s theme. Registration begins for the Monkeying Around Read-to-me Club or the Wild Reads Reading Club. Face-painting, tattoos and crafts are all part of the fun for the entire family.

Library Opens Late Monday June 16th

June 16, 2008

Clean up from a small electrical fire in the library on June 15th will delay the opening of the building today. The library opened at 1:30 pm.

Standard Times Article about the fire.

Wild Reads at Southworth Library – “The ADULT Version”

June 12, 2008

Summer Reading Punch Card

This summer, for the first time, adults and young adults are invited to join a summer reading club at Southworth Library. The theme this summer is “Wild Reads at the Dartmouth Library.” To participate, just fill out a short registration form at the library, pick up a punch card, and start reading. For every 30 minutes that you read, mark off an X on your punch card. When you have read for 6 hours and marked off all 12 Xs, print your name and phone number on the card and drop it into our Wild Reads container. Cards will be drawn from the container to award restaurant gift certificates to lucky summer readers. You may enter a card for every 6 hours of reading, including reading newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, etc. Keep track of your reading this summer and the library may treat you to dinner!

Expanded Library Hours Start in July

June 11, 2008

Beginning with our new fiscal year in July 2008, we are able to increase our hours thanks to the voter support in the April election.
New Hours:

Monday through Thursday 9:00a.m.-8:00p.m.

Friday and Saturday 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Please note the library will be closed the first Friday and Saturday in July for the Independence Day Holiday.

Bucks for Books Reaches the Goal!

May 21, 2008

Through the dedicated efforts of numerous contributors and fund-raising events, Bucks for Books has just reached the goal to raise $57,000 by the end of June 2008. Last July our materials budget was reduced to  half of the previous year and the target amount of $57,000 was the total needed for us to remain certified with the state. Since last summer, library users have regularly made cash donations to our donation boxes on the Circulation Counter and have written generous checks to benefit our library materials budget shortfall this fiscal year. Big events such as yard sales, the Patriots Football Raffle, Murder Mystery Theater and the Mini-Golf in the Library Tournament also made giant strides towards the goal. Million thanks to everyone for their generosity and support.

Astronomy Day at Southworth Library May 10th 11 a.m.

May 7, 2008

Gerald Dyck Astronomer

Rain or shine! Please join local astronomer, Gerald Dyck, when he brings his solar telescopes to the Southworth Library to show off the wonders of the sun. Bring the whole family for an hour-long session of safe solar viewing and discussion, outside if weather permits, in the Haskell Auditorium if cloudy. Astronomy Day is a national celebration the joys of observing the sky with a telescope. Be part of the fun! Program is free and no signup is necessary. All ages welcome.