Chesterfield Library

524 Rt. 63, Chesterfield, NH 03443
603.363.4621 (Phone)
603.363.4958 (Fax)
Monday 11am – 7pm
Tuesday 11am – 7pm
Wednesday 11am – 7pm
Thursday 11am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm
Closed: Friday & Sunday

Library Trustee Minutes

Mission Statement
Chesterfield Public Library serves the Chesterfield community by reaching townspeople of all ages and backgrounds, providing them an opportunity to enrich their lives through print and non-print materials.
The library provides free access to its materials, services and program.
The library staff assists patrons using Library resources including interlibrary loan and the New Hampshire State Library network.
The library endorses the American Library Association’s policies. You can browse the: “Library Bill of Rights” , “Intellectual Freedom” , and “Freedom to Read” statements at: American Library Association.

*** After more than 20 years of volunteering at the library and sharing her talents and kindness with families, dedicated storyteller Joanne MacLean is retiring June 10. Her energy and dedication has been an inspiration to many. We would love to show our appreciation and encourage you to stop in the library and sign a memento for her. ***


Library events-

Preschool Storyhour Monday mornings at 10:30.

June 4, Friends of the Library (FOCL) meeting.

June 11, 5:30-7 Spanish Conversation Club.

June 20,  6:30pm Pajama Storyhour (last one until Fall).

June 25, Summer reading program sign-ups open.

June 28, 6:30 Wildlife Encounters at the school.

July 1, 10:30 Out of this world craft activities.

Library Summer Reading Program News-

The Library will be celebrating a Universe of Stories as our summer reading program theme this year. Perfectly timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing and the renewed interest in space travel and the cosmos, we have many new books to enjoy and learn from, and lots of fun activities planned.

Kids who sign up for the summer reading program will receive their reading log (beginning June 25) so they can track their summer reading. Twinkle Town offers free ice cream for every 10 books read. The Library will award prizes for the most books read on August 5.  Kids who read over the summer return to school better prepared and ready to succeed.

To provide extra support for emerging and struggling readers we will be hosting PAWS for summer reading on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 beginning June 26 through August. This program pairs certified therapy dogs that provide an encouraging, nonjudgmental audience for children as they gain confidence and improve their reading skills in a relaxed environment. Children will be encouraged to read for 10 to 15 minute intervals or as long as no one is waiting for a turn. Registration is not required

The summer reading program is not just books. Ask at the Library about our spacecraft contest. Below is a list of the weekly programs planned. No registration is required for these free activities. Activities will take place at the Chesterfield Library unless otherwise specified.

June 28, 6:30 Wildlife Encounters at the school.

July 1, 10:30 Out of this world craft activities.

July 8, to be announced.

July 15, to be announced.

July 22, 10:30 Intergalactic Music Spectacular with Mr. Aaron.

July 29, 10:30 Magician Ben Pratt will amaze at the Wares Grove Beach gazebo.

Aug. 5, Program celebration.

We’re also having a spacecraft contest. Check at the Library for more information.

New book titles-

For adults

Tight Rope by Amanda Quick
The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller
The Summoning by Heather Graham
Hunting Leroux : The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius and His Empire by Elaine Shannon


The Giver (in Graphic Novel format) by Craig Russell and Lois Lowry

Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern


The Runaways by Ulf Stark

Fly Girls: How five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history by Keith O’Brien




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