2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest!

It’s the second annual Library Scarecrow Contest! Come build a scarecrow on the library lawn anytime, beginning October 1st until October 24th and you could win!!
To enter the contest, please call or email the library!

EPL receives CLiF “Rural Libraries” Grant

The Effingham Public Library is a proud recipient of The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) Rural Libraries grant for the 2020-2021 school year.

The grant provides

  • $2,000 worth of brand-new children’s books for the public library
  • $500 worth of brand-new children’s books for our local elementary school’s library
  • Two professional storytelling presentations for all the students in grades PK-6
  • Two professional storytelling presentations for local childcare/preschool programs
  • The opportunity for all PK-6 students to select two new books of their choice at the spring storytelling event
  • The opportunity for all preschoolers to select two new books of their choice at both storytelling events
  • Book bundles for your community
  • $250 to be used for new children/family programming

The grant’s goals are to update and supplement library’s collections, increase circulation and library use, strengthen the library’s connection with local schools and the community, and inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in New Hampshire and Vermont.

“Often the library needs to improve their children’s collection to better connect with their community,” says CLiF Program Director Meredith Scott.“New books and bringing storytelling events to the elementary school and preschool helps the library to strengthen those relationships.”

September is library card sign-up month!

Not just books, the library offers so much more! We have activity kits, DVDs, puzzles, games, a telescope, and of course, BOOKS! Already have your own library card? Sign up a friend or family member!

Happy national library card sign-up month! Click on Buzz Light-year to sign-up for a card online.

Grab Bag Book Sale 9/5/20

The Friends of the Effingham Library are holding a Grab bag book sale on Sepetember 5th from 8am to 4pm in the library parking lot.

Books are pre-selected by genre. All bags are $5, with anywhere from five to ten titles per bag. Children’s books are 2 bags for $5. Cash, check, and paypal will be accepted.

All proceeds will fund the Historic Town Hall Restoration Project.

The Friends organization was established in 2002 for the purpose of fundraising and volunteer
efforts to support improvement and expansion of the Effingham Public Library. The next
meeting of the Friends of the Effingham Library will be held on Wednesday, September 9 th at 6
pm. Via ZOOM online meetings. Contact the Library for more information. Check out our
website, effingham.lib.nh.us to find out what’s new in our continuing provision of library

Thank you! We appreciate your support!