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Book Group

Every month the library hosts a book discussion where readers gather to talk about what they liked and disliked about our monthly read. The group meets the first Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m. 

Book discussions will be held as a hybrid meeting. A hybrid meeting can be attended in-person at the library or online via Zoom meeting.

To make these hybrid meetings fun and easy, we purchased a "Meeting Owl Pro" with funds provided by the ARPA grant. The Owl Pro is a premium 360-degree camera with eight microphones and 3 speakers combined into one easy-to-use device that integrates seamlessly with Zoom. The Owl's automatic zoom responds to who’s speaking and creates the experience of in-person participation for hybrid meetings. It creates the ideal inclusive atmosphere for remote participants of in-person events.

For a link to attend virtually, please email

Book Group
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Cookbook Club

How it works:

  1. Get a copy of the current cookbook at the library.

  2. Take the cookbook home and cook as many things as you want out of the book!

  3. Pick a recipe you'd like to share with the Cookbook Club. Make sure to tell your host what meal you picked so we don't have duplicates! You can email to tell us about your recipe choice.

  4. Bring that food to a library potluck with other members of the club.

  5. Enjoy a bountiful meal.

  6. Repeat with a new cookbook!

Cookbook Club is held bi-monthly. The club will meet at the library on the third Wednesday of every other month (Feb/April/June/Aug/Oct/Dec) @ 12:30 PM at the library.  Copies of the next cookbook will become available at each meeting.

Please join us for a delicious and fun meeting!

Image by Brett Jordan

Baking Club


At each meeting, the group chooses a theme for the next meeting.  September's theme is.....Fall Baking.   Please bring your chosen recipe along with your baked item to share (note: there is a copier available at the library, so you only need to bring one copy of the recipe).  The baking club meetings will be held every other month on the 3rd Wednesday at 12:30 pm (January/March/May/July/September/November).  

Cookbook Club

Fun Fridays - Story Time


Join us weekly on Fridays for Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages with caregivers are welcome to the Pope Memorial Library for story time. 


Story Time is free and open to the public, including nonlibrary members.

For more information please stop by the circulation desk or call (603) 356-2961.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join Pope Memorial Library in the challenge! The goal? Read 1,000 books to your child/grandchild before they start kindergarten. Reading to your child will help prepare them to read on their own, plus it makes for a wonderful bonding activity with your child.


Is it hard? Not really if you think about it.

That's 1 book every day for 3 years

10 books every week for 2 years

3 books every day for 1 year!

Books can be repeated as many times as you'd like. Simply keep track whenever it's story-time (whether that's with Mom or Dad, Nana, an older sibling, the librarian, preschool teacher, etc.) Record logs are available at the library! And so are lots of good books!

Plus there will be prizes for when your kiddo hits various milestones so you can both be proud of all your reading.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a non-profit organization with the goal of creating the next generation of readers. Learn more about them here.

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