Upcoming Events

ALWAYS needed: 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.


1 Book 1 Valley: Author Event!

Author visits North Conway

Thursday 30 October 2014 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Amy Belding Brown, author of “Flight of the Sparrow" will speak and answer questions at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway Village, across the street from White Birch Books.

Program will be followed by a book signing.

One Book One Valley,” is the 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, check out 1book1valley.org



Book Group: "Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski

This is an open group; everyone is welcome!

Thursday 6 November 2014 10:30am to 11:30am

The North Conway Library's Book Group is reading "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski and will discuss it on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

This is an open group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

The novel is a retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet in rural Wisconsin. The main character Edgar is a mute teenager who, after his father is killed, runs away from but then returns to his usurped home, hoping to prove his suspicions that his uncle murdered his father.

In this masterful book, Wroblewski brilliantly examines the limits of language and the elemental forces of love, loss and revenge. At once a riveting adventure and a multilayered family saga, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a bold, ambitious novel that will captivate readers from its mysterious opening to its breathtaking finale.

The Library Book Group is an open book discussion group that reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.

Contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or or stop by for more information or to reserve your copy of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.


Theater Night

Support the Library and see "The Wiz"

Sunday 9 November 2014 5:30pm to 9:00pm

The North Conway Library has partnered with Arts in Motion Theater Co. again to present the Tony-Award-winning musical The Wiz on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse in North Conway Village.

The event will benefit the North Conway Library.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, prepared by local chefs, will be offered at 5:30 p.m., and the performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Playhouse.

Ticket price is $40 per person and includes the buffet, performance, and 50/50 raffle.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at North Conway Public Library. Reception-only tickets will be available at a price of $25.

The Wiz is the Motown remake of L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz" with soul music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown.  It is the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

For more information about this event, or to purchase your tickets, contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 or ncpl@myfairpoint.net, or mail a check to PO Box 409, North Conway, NH 03860.