The mission of the Hill Library is to grow and develop with the Strafford community to meet the people’s cultural, educational, recreational and informational needs in a welcoming setting that supports lifelong learning. The library maintains several roles: a community access point for information and knowledge, a children’s door to learning, a popular culture center and meeting place.
Summer Reading participants may continue to register at Hill Library. The reading logs below may be downloaded for use in recording books read for credit at the library.
Hill Library Reading Log
Adults may register as Summer Readers as well as children. Parents may read to young children for credit as well. Many prizes large and small are available for full reading log pages. The library also has forms for free books from Barnes & Noble. Fisher Cat baseball game tickets are available to children who have read five books. Completed certificates may be mailed to a Fisher Cat address available here at the library. They must be mailed 2 weeks prior to the selected game in order to receive tickets. For further details contact the library.
July 26 at 10:30 am brings “Magic of Science” with Sarah Michael Koski. Then on July 30 at 10 am, don’t miss the Dover Children’s Museum program.
July’s Book Club reading choice is to read one of Charlie Simic’s books of poetry and be prepared to recite or read one of his poems at the July 24th Book Group meeting. This is a great chance to become better acquainted with our neighbor’s work.
On August 16, come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Dedication of Hill Library with the Strafford Library Association from 1 to 4 pm; then come back at 9 pm for the NH Astronomical Society and a chance to use our new telescope.
Serving you as trustees and alternates this year are Indra Edmonds, Sarah Kern, Irene Abels, Mary Marquardt, Dina Gosselin, and Jane Laurion. Thank you to this group and all our volunteers for loving our Library! Next Trustee Meeting is Wednesday, July 9, at 6 pm. If you need transportation, please call
All Hill Library events are free and open to the public. Come in for these July events: Cartoon and Drawing Club July 1 & 15 from 5-7 pm; Movie Night July 12 at 6:30 pm; Book Club Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 pm; and Sew and Chat Sunday, July 27, at 2 pm.
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Trustee meeting are usually held on the first Monday of each month at 5:00pm. Trustee meetings are open to all. This month's meeting will be held at the home of Irene Abels on 254 Sloper Road on May 7 at 6:00pm.
The Cartoon Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 5 to 7 PM at the library. Bring your own supplies and a friend. All mediums and skill levels are welcome. For more information call Anne Smith at 664-2238.
Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. May's book is Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. All are welcome.