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NEWTON –Closures for Thanksgiving: The Gale Library will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed on Friday, November 26 to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will be back on Saturday November 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Pantry collection: During the month of November, the Friends of the Gale Library would like to ask for donations of non-perishable pantry items for those in need. Please drop off donations at the library and we will deliver to Town Hall to help stock the pantry shelves. We thank you for your support and generosity.

Christmas raffle basket: Tickets now on sale! The Friends of the Gale Library have assembled a fabulous family Christmas basket! Tickets for the raffle are now on sale for $ 1.00 each or six / $ 5.00. The draw will take place on Wednesday December 15th. Lots of beautiful gift cards and gifts!

Updated opening hours: The doors of the Gale Library are now open at the following times: Monday and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. Thank you!

Adult DIY Kits: More to come in December! Our Adult DIY Kits have been a huge success, so we are working on weekly Adult DIY Kits for the next month! A new kit will be available for each week in December and will include Christmas Gnomes, Santa Pants Plant Pots, Decorative Christmas Trees, and Pom-Pom Bookmarks. These adult DIY kits are extremely popular, so if you want to make sure you get one, please call or email the library and we’ll put one aside for you! While stocks last! Please take one per adult and feel free to post a photo of your finished work on our Facebook page!

Genealogical research: For those who would like to start or continue their genealogical research, we subscribe to Please contact the library for connection information.


Decoration day! Join us in the children’s room on Saturday, December 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., where we will decorate the Christmas tree, frost Christmas cookies and create Christmas crafts. No registration necessary, just pass!

Preschool Story Time: Join us in person every Tuesday at 10:00 am for Preschool Story Time! Miss Hayley will read a collection of stories, sing a few songs, and we’ll even have our themed craft kits to take home. Space in the children’s room is limited, so please call ahead to register!

Harry Potter Club! Do you like Harry Potter? U.S. too ! Join us in the children’s room every Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm to read aloud the first book, “The Sorcerer’s Stone”. We will also be creating some awesome Harry Potter style crafts. This is a deposit program suitable for ages 8 and up. Spaces are limited, so be sure to call or email to register, [email protected] or 603-382-4691.

Collecting the Crafting Kit: Stop by the library and collect your craft kit. There are two DIY crafts, coloring pages and a puzzle to challenge yourself! New kits are released every Tuesday … while stocks last!

1000 books before kindergarten: The concept is simple – the rewards are invaluable. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, baby and / or toddler. The goal is to have 1,000 books read (yes, you can repeat books) before your toddler enters kindergarten. Register now to get started … call or email for more information at 603-382-4691 or [email protected]


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