Upcoming Events

NEW HOURS at the Library

We are Open Mornings & Weekends Now!

Monday May 23 2016 12:00am to Monday Aug 1 2016 12:00am

You spoke and we listened!

Based on our patron survey in the spring, we have decided to change our operating hours to include some morning and weekend hours. We would love to be open more hours and days, but unfortunately, our budget doesn't permit this...

Here are our new hours at the North Conway Library:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Noon to 6 p.m.

Thursday: Noon to 6 p.m.

Friday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sun & Mon: closed

Adopt-a-Pumpkin Fundraiser

Only a few plants left!

Sunday Jun 12 2016 12:00am to Saturday Jun 25 2016 2:00pm

Adopt-a-Pumpkin fundraiser ends this week!

The North Conway Public Library has only a few pumpkin plants left in its Adopt-a-Pumpkin program and is looking to find good sunny homes for them all. If you've ever wanted to be the proud parent of a championship giant pumpkin, and maybe even take home a ribbon from the fair, here is your chance.

For a $15 donation participants receive a pumpkin plant in a 4-6 inch pot with a blue ribbon pedigree, a birth certificate, and growing directions. Furthermore, it comes along with directions for entry to the Fryeburg Fair for hard core competitors! And the North Conway Library owns two DVDs, which you can borrow, with advice on how to best grow your pumpkin.

The library expects to close out the program by the end of the week so anyone wishing to adopt a pumpkin plant should plan to pick one up right away. The Adopt-a-Pumpkin program is a fund-raising event for the North Conway Library. For more information or to reserve a pumpkin, contact the North Conway Library at (603) 356-2961 or stop by!

June 13-17: Last Week to drop off Donations for Annual Book Sale on July 9+10

Gently Used Books, Audio Books, Music CDs, DVDs Needed! Now until June 30

Monday Jun 13 2016 2:00pm to Thursday Jun 30 2016 5:00pm

The North Conway Library has its huge Annual Book & Art Sale on the second weekend of July every year (July 9+10, 2016) and is accepting donations year-round until June 30th. Unlimited donations will be accepted until June 15, then only individual books, no bulk, no boxes full of books. And no books after June 30. Really. Instead, please bring your gently used items by as soon as you can.

If you would like to donate books, audio books on CD, music CDs, or DVDs, please drop them off at the library as soon as possible (!!).

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

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 (sorry but they really don't sell)
  • "Reader's Digest"- condensed books
  • 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.

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.

Looking for Artists & Crafters for Book & Art Sale on July 9 + 10

Register now to show & sell your art & craft

Monday Jun 13 2016 2:00pm to Saturday Jul 9 2016 12:00pm

Looking for Artists & Crafters for Library's Book & Art Sale July 9 + 10

Calling all artists!  The North Conway Public Library will be hosting a two day outdoor art sale in conjunction with our gigantic annual book sale on the weekend of July 9 & 10 from 9 am to 3 pm.

If you are a painter or photographer, do watercolors or drawings, pottery, sculptures, jewelry or any other art or craft and would like to exhibit and sell your art, rent some space at the North Conway Library’s Book & Art Sale this year!

Exhibitors need to bring their own tables and/or tents.

Plot size is 10’ x 10’. There will be a limited number of spots on the Main Street side of the lawn. These will be filled first and remaining plots will be assigned.

Sign up soon since space is limited; early registrations get best spots!

Cost for space:

Whole weekend: $50

One day only: $35

Take advantage of this already successful event that draws in a lot of visitors and display & sell your own art.

Registration forms are available for pick up at the library in North Conway Village, can be sent via email, or download here. Please call the library at (603) 356-2961 for more information or e-mail info@northconwaylibrary.com for an application.

Download Registration Form

Win a Fitbit Alta!

Win a Fitness & Sleep Tracker & Support the Library!

Tuesday Jun 14 2016 12:00am to Thursday Jul 28 2016 5:00pm

Win a Fitbit at the North Conway Library

Would you like to track your activities and your sleep? Or would you like to give a fitness/sleep tracker away as a gift to aFitbit Alta friend or family member?

This summer, the North Conway Public Library is raffling off a Fitbit Alta fitness tracker! Raffle tickets are $3 each or four for $10 or ten tickets for $20. The drawing will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

The Fitbit is one of the most popular fitness trackers ever and the brand new Fitbit Alta combines stylishness with functionality on its slender OLED display.

The Alta is a fashionable wristband that tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity & stationary time. It helps you stay active throughout the day by giving you friendly reminders to move.

You can instantly see the time and all your data & stats, plus smartphone notifications on the slim OLED display. It will push important call, text, and calendar notifications from your phone directly to your Fitbit.

Track your way to a better night’s sleep: The Alta automatically tracks how long and how well you sleep, so you can see your sleep trends and get on a better routine.

Its value is $130, but you can win it with a $3 raffle chance at the North Conway Library! All proceeds of the raffle will go directly to the Library to purchase new books and DVDs.

The library believes in the old adage “Healthy mind in a healthy body” and wants to enrich your life with its library offerings but also add value to your life by pursuing an active lifestyle. Hence the raffle of a fitness/ sleep tracker!

For more information about the raffle, please call the Library at (603) 356-2961 or email us at ncpl@myfairpoint.net.  Better yet, stop by the library on Main Street in North Conway Village to purchase your winning ticket!

July 5: Flatbread Fundraiser with 50/50 RAFFLE!

Flatbread's will donate money to the library for every flatbread/pizza sold, both eat-in and take-out, from 4 p.m. until closing

Tuesday 5 July 2016 4:00pm to 9:30pm

On Tuesday, July 5, Flatbread Pizza will sponsor a fundraiser to benefit the North Conway Public Library.

Flatbread will donate money to the library for every flatbread/pizza sold, both eat-in and take-out, from 4 p.m. until closing. Please join us for a great cause and great pizza at Flatbread in North Conway Village, located in the Eastern Slope Inn on Main Street.

Again this year, we will have a 50/50 Raffle- win big!

If you prefer to spend the night at home or in your own backyard but would still like to support the North Conway Library, call Flatbread’s at 356-4470 and order take-out. The library will still get its share!

For more information please call the library at 603-356-2961.  Better yet, stop by the Library on Main Street in North Conway Village or just come to the Flatbread Fundraiser on July 5 to support the library and have a great dinner!

July 9+10: Annual Book & Art Sale

Whole weekend of great deals for books, CDs, DVDs, art, etc.

Saturday Jul 9 2016 9:00am to Sunday Jul 10 2016 3:00pm

Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale

The North Conway Public Library is having its Annual Gigantic Book & Art Sale on Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10. The sale will be held on the library's property on Main Street in North Conway Village from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days.

There will be thousands of books from every category: adult, children, fiction, nonfiction, antique & rare books, coffee table books, hardcover, paperbacks, and audio books (books on CD). We also sell DVDs, music CDs, and some computer games and software for children and adults.

Outside, on the front lawn, there will be an art show with local artists and crafters, who exhibit and sell their art.

Space is still available if you are an artist looking to exhibit alongside other artists and crafters; contact the library immediately to reserve your space!

For more information call the North Conway Library at (603) 356-2961 or email us at ncpl@myfairpoint.net .

DONATIONS of individual books in good, sellable condition can be accepted UNTIL Thursday, June 30, 5 pm. No boxes, no books in bulk, please!!! Boxes full of books can be accepted again AFTER the sale, beginning on July 15.

DONATIONS of DVDs & CDs in good condition can be accepted UNTIL July 7.

Show Tunes and Jazz With Mary Bastoni & George Weiss

Sunday 31 July 2016 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Join the North Conway Public Library on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 4 to 7 pm  to hear the amazing music of Mary BASTONI accompanied by George WEISS.

The cost for this event is $40 per person and is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Library.

Reserve your tickets early as this event is sure to be a sellout. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.


Oct. 1: Bike for Books

No. Conway Mountain Bike Adventure Rides

Saturday 1 October 2016 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 Oct. 1 for a day of mountain biking in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books: Mountain Bike Adventure Rides!

Bike for Books offers biking enthusiasts of all levels and abilities a great opportunity to explore the varied trails and terrain along well-marked routes in North Conway.

This year, Bike for Books will focus on Whitaker Woods for easy rides and on North Conway's Eastside for intermediate and expert rides. Several brand new 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 two or do an epic ride with all the technically challenging hero options which takes about 4 to 6 hours.

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 easy loops in Whitaker Woods (for kids & families & novice riders)
    • Intermediate loop on North Conway's Eastside
    • Expert loop on technically challenging trails
  • Signed trails showcase the best North Conway's Eastside has to offer
  • Snack stop with food & drink
  • 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 instead of registration fee

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.

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 click here or contact the library at (603) 356-2961.

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.


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