Upcoming Events

Donations for Book Sale

Gently Used Books, Audio Books, Music CDs, DVDs Needed!

Tuesday Jul 15 2014 12:00am to Friday Jul 3 2015 5:00pm

The North Conway Library has its huge Annual Book & Art Sale on the second weekend of July every year and is looking for donations year-round.

If you would like to donate books, audio books on CD, music CDs, or DVDs, please drop them off at the library any time the library is open all year long!

The books should be in good condition, and no textbooks, encyclopedias, bibles, or Reader's Digest condensed editions, please. Audiobooks on CD, music CDs, and DVDs (no VHS, please) should also be in good, sellable condition.

Book donations can be dropped off any time when the library is open; please do not leave donations when the library is closed. The library appreciates your support and donations!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept:

  • Damaged or unclean books, including:
    • damaged spines
    • torn covers & pages
    • water damage
    • mold, smoke damage
    • books written in or marked or highlighted
    • smelly books (basement or barn storage)
  • Bibles
  • Condensed Books ("Reader's Digest")
  • Travel Guides more than 3 years old
  • Computer books more than 3 years old
  • Encyclopedias more than 3 years old
  • Text books more than 3 years old
  • Cassettes (books on tape or music tapes)
  • VHS movies
  • Magazines more than 2 years old, including but not limited to:
    • National Geographic
    • American Heritage

If you are not sure if your donations are suitable, just give us a call at 356-2961.

Please drop off donations only when the library is open. Please do NOT drop off in front of closed doors, when the library is closed ;-)

Since we are a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. Please ask for your donation receipt at drop off.

Win a Specialized Mountain Bike!

Drawing at Bike for Books

Sunday Aug 24 2014 12:00am to Saturday Sep 27 2014 3:00pm

The Library is raffling off a Specialized Hardrock mountain bike at {cms_selflink page='bike' text='Bike for Books'} on Sept. 27. The hardtail bike, donated by Stan and Dan Sports for the event, features a  75mm-travel front suspension fork with preload adjustment. It’s a bike that’s “tough enough to handle the rough stuff.”

Raffle tickets for the mountain bike cost $10 and can be bought at the North Conway Library until the raffle drawing on Sept. 27 during Bike for Books.

Tickets can also be obtained through gathering pledges for the event. For every $25 dollars raised through pledges, three raffle tickets will be given to the fund raiser. If the pledges exceed the registration fee, they can be used to offset the entrance fee. And the more pledges raised for the event, the greater the chances of winning the Specialized mountain bike! Check www.NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB for more information on raising pledges and to download your pledge form!

Bike for Books- Mountain Bike Adventure Rides offers mountain biking enthusiasts of all abilities a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in the Mount Washington Valley.  Several route options will be marked for all levels of riders, from novice to expert and some kid-friendly family loops, too. You can ride for an hour or do the epic ride with all the technically challenging hero options which takes about 4 to 6 hours for even the strongest riders.

Participants can register either online at BikeReg.com or download a registration form or register from 8 to 11 AM at the event or at the Pre-registration Party at Stan & Dan Sports on Friday, Sept. 26 from 6-8 pm.

Tickets for the Specialized mountain bike are on sale now at the North Conway Public Library at 2719 Main Street in North Conway Village.  

The Library would like to thank Stan and Dan Sports for their generous donation and support.

The North Conway Public Library is a privately funded nonprofit organization, free and open to the public. Any resident of the Mount Washington Valley can get a free library card. The Library doesn’t receive any money from the town, the State of NH, or the federal government. Major sources of income are donations and fundraisers.

Visit www.NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB for more information or call the Library at 603-356-2961.

Bike for Books - Sept. 27

No. Conway Mountain Bike Adventure Rides

Saturday 27 September 2014 8:00am to 3:00pm

Bike for BooksA Fun Fundraiser for the North Conway Library

presented by Merrill Lynch/ Andy Orsini

Join the North Conway Public Library on Sept. 27 for a day of mountain biking in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books: Mountain Bike Adventure Rides!

The Bike for Books MTB Adventure Rides offer biking enthusiasts of all levels and abilities a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in North Conway & the White Mountain National Forest.

North Conway serves up some of the best riding in New Hampshire. For over a decade, NEMBA has been working to create a wonderful assortment of trails for beginners and experts alike.  So whether it's cruising along gently wooded fire roads, biking on single tracks through magnificent forests, along rivers, around picturesque ponds, or negotiating the technical rocky descents on the edge of the White Mountains, there is something for everyone.

Several route options will be marked for all levels of riders, from novice to expert and some kid-friendly family loops, too. You can ride for an hour or do the epic ride with all the technically challenging hero options which takes about 4 to 6 hours for even the strongest riders.

Have fun learning new trails at your own pace- on your own or with a group of your friends.

After the ride, join other riders for the included pizza lunch, hot soup, fresh coffee, and delicious desserts.

Bike for Books is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library and fundraising by participants is encouraged with prizes for top fundraisers.

Highlights of the event:

  • Self-guided rides on marked trails
  • Different route options for all ages & abilities:
    • 2 & 4 mile loops in Whitaker Woods (easy; for kids & novice riders)
    • 18 mile intermediate loop
    • 27 mile advanced loop with several technically challenging add-on loops
  • Signed trails showcase the best North Conway has to offer
  • Covered Bridge snack stop with food & drink at halfway point
  • Skill course
  • After ride pizza lunch with hot soup, delicious desserts, and fresh coffee
  • Mechanical support tent by local bike shop
  • Optional fundraising with prizes for top fundraisers (and increased chances to win a Specialized mountain bike!) instead of registration fee
  • Raffle drawing for a new Specialized mountain bike

Registration: 8-11 a.m.

Costs: Adults $25, couples $45, families $55, kids 16 +under $15. Or raise pledges instead!

Along with the great riding, the Mount Washington Valley offers many other activities for the whole family: great hiking in the White Mountains, canoeing and kayaking in the Saco River, shopping in the tax-free outlet stores, and much more. The blue ribbon fair in Fryeburg, Maine (10 miles away) will start the next day.

You can come and bike for an hour or all day; easy or difficult routes- it’s all your choice!

Riders should be on mountain bikes with knobby tires and children should have some off-road cycling experience. Joe Jones, the bike shop next to the Library, offers mountain bike rentals for the event for $10 (as supplies last).

Registration forms may be picked up at the North Conway Library or downloaded here.  Online registration is available at BikeReg.com .

Instead of paying a registration fee, you can also raise money for the North Conway Library. Top fundraisers will get prizes. Download a pledge form. Collect cash, checks, or let friends donate online. More info on {cms_selflink page='bike' text='NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB'}.

Check-in & registration on the day of the event will be held at the Whitaker Woods Homesite in North Conway (off Route 16, across from White Mountain Oil) from 8 to 11 a.m.

FMI check {cms_selflink page='bike' text='here'} or contact the library at (603) 356-2961.

TGIF Book Discussion/1 Book 1 Valley: Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown

This is an open group: Everyone is welcome!

Thursday 2 October 2014 10:30am to 11:30am

TGIF/ 1 Book 1 Valley Book Discussion at the North Conway Library:

Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown – October 2

The North Conway Library’s TGIF Book Group will read Flight of the Sparrowby Vermont author by Amy Belding Brown and discuss it on Friday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the library as part of the “One Book One Valley” community read.

This is an open group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member and whether or not you have finished the book.

One Book One Valley,” is our annual Valley-wide reading program, where people in and around the Mount Washington Valley will be reading and discussing the same book. The idea is to promote reading and to connect people to literature through reading and discussion.

The local program started in 2006; last year’s book was “Talk-Funny Girl" by Roland Merullo; this year’s pick is “Flight of the Sparrow - A Novel of Early America” by Amy Belding Brown.

For more information about “One Book One Valley” and its many related programs and events, check out 1book1valley.org

Flight of the Sparrow retells the real-life story of Mary Rolandson (1637–1711), a resident of an outpost town in 1600s Massachusetts, who was taken in an Indian raid and eventually ­restored to English society. After her capture, Mary becomes a slave to a powerful female Indian leader and witnesses savage cruelty as well as kindness. She also enjoys a new freedom she never experienced in her old life. When she is finally returned to her minister husband, Mary is conflicted by the prejudice her community bears against the native peoples even as they are defeated by the English armies and forced into small, guarded encampments. (Library Journal, starred review)

Copies of Flight of the Sparrow” are currently available at the North Conway Library and ALL local libraries throughout the month of September and October. Copies are also available for purchase at White Birch Books.

The TGIF Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village. Everybody is welcome whether you belong to the library or not, whether you have read the book or not. Please join us!

Contact the North Conway Library at 356-2961 for more information about the book discussion or the “One Book One Valley” Community Read and to reserve your copy.

This is an open group; everyone is welcome, whether you are a library member or not and whether you have finished the book or not. .