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Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10-8
Thursday: 10-5
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10-2

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Madbury Roadside Clean-Up Week, April 23-27
Pick up your blue trash bags at the library!

Thank You for your Support!
Articles 5, 6, 7. and 8 passed at Town Meeting so there WILL be a new library!
Thank you to everyone who attended town meeting and supported the New Library Building Project!  Your vote has secured funding for the public or town portion of the cost of the new library.
We are excited to be moving forward with this project and our Building Steering Committee is working with the architects to revise the building plans to keep within the $1. 3M cost projection.  While there will need to be some changes in design, our goal is to build a library that will be a welcoming place for all residents to gather.  It will reflect the natural beauty and rural nature of our town and will be energy efficient and cost effective.
Friends of the Library Meeting Thursday, May 10, 7:00 PM
Help Make the New Library Happen!
We welcome your energy, enthusiasm and ideas and we need your help to plan events and spread the word to your friends and neighbors about the new library building coming to our town soon!  To volunteer contact us: mplsteeringcommittee@gmail.com or attend the next Friends of Madbury Library Meeting, Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the library.

Library Building Project Update
We will keep you posted on building plans as we look toward breaking ground in the fall.
See our newest brochure and take a look at a detailed timeline of the project.

Oyster River Community Read 2018 Final Event is April 16!
Debby Irving will speak at ORHS at 7:00 pm
Join Oyster River friends and neighbors as together we bring the 2018 Community Read to a close.  The culminating event for the three-month-long program will be Monday, April 16, 7:00 PM, when Debby Irving will speak at Oyster River High School. If you haven't read Debby Irving's memoir, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, there are still extra copies available. To learn more about the entire program, visit the Oyster River Community Read website.

Daytime Book Group
Next meeting is Monday, April 23, 3:00
To mark National Poetry Month, the group will read and discuss a collection of poems by Tracy K. Smith, Life on Mars," which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetery in 2012.  Smith is the current U.S. Poet Laureate. 


Weekly Storytimes
Mondays at 10:00, Thursdays at 10:30
Join us for great stories, rhymes, and crafts!

Read with Digby
Perfect for kids who love both dogs and reading
Read with Digby Returns Monday, May 7, 3:00-5:00.

New Furniture for the Children's Room
Thanks to a generous grant from Madbury's Wentworth Family Trust, we have just purchased several new browsing units for picture books and board books.  These are squeezed into our current space but will be perfect in the more spacious room planned for our new library.  Stop in and take a look!

MPL Has Received a CLiF Grant
New books have arrived!
We have received a CLiF Rural Library grant for the 2017-2018 school year.  CLiF, the Children's Literacy Foundation, seeks to create a culture of literacy in the communities it serves and encourage everyone to read for pleasure.   Our new books ($2,000 worth!) are now on display in the Children's Room.  We hope you'll come in and take a look!

Major Grants Received for New Library Building!
The Friends of Madbury Library and members of the Capital Campaign Committee are delighted to announce that two major challenge pledge grants have been received for the New Library Building Campaign.  Read more about this exciting development here.

Support the Library while Shopping on Amazon
Do You Know about Amazon Smile?
See the Friends of the Library page for more information.
MPL reaches out to Madbury's youngest and oldest readers
New outreach offering at Carriage Hill Assisted Living
Did you know that each month, Children's Librarian Kayla Morin hosts a story time at Little Tree Education Center? And Library Director Susan Sinnott began a monthly book discussion at Carriage Hill Assisted Living, scheduled for each second Thursday at 2:00 PM?  Happy to serve such a wide age range!
Quilters Meet Every Monday, 1:00-3:00
New members always welcome!