What’s Happening This Spring @ Your Library

Welcome Spring!  The Hill Public Library is offering a variety of  programs and activities in April, but before March heads out like a lamb, next week we’re joining forces with the J.D. Blake School to host a special puppetry performance for kindergarteners, preschoolers, and homeschoolers in our community.

Now that the days are getting longer and warmer, it’s time to get growing!  Stop by Dewey’s Coffee Cafe on Tuesday, April 9, and meet Master Gardener, Sarah Marcoux.

Before you know it, the kids will be on Spring Break and looking for things to do.  Besides our weekly Children’s Hour, on Thursday April 25, kids of all ages are welcome to attend a program that combines both learning and fun.

Caregivers can often feel cut off from the outside world. So much time and energy is spent caring for someone else, caregivers often don’t have time to take care of themselves.  The library has partnered with the Belknap-Merrimack County Community Action Program to present a six-week workshop to help deal with the challenges caregivers face.  The program is free to attend, but spots are limited.  To register, please call Amy Sporcic at 225-3295 ext. 1137.

For information on this program and other services and support offered by CAP, check out the ServiceLink website.

The Friends of Hill Public Library will be meeting on Thursday, March 28 at 3:15 PM, to elect a board of directors.  Anyone interested in advocating and raising funds to support the library is welcome to attend.

The “Friends” will be hosting its 27th Annual Baby Book Dedication on Friday, April 19, 10 AM, at the JD Blake School/Amsden Auditorium.  Following the ceremony, students and attendees will be treated to an amazing live-animal program presented by Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School. 

With the return of spring comes the time of year when our favorite parks and local attractions open for the season.  The Friends of HPL will once again be sponsoring the library’s passes for Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, and new for the 2019 season, Canterbury Shaker Village. Watch for the organization’s upcoming Book & Bake Sale on May 19, 10 AM-2 PM.  Many thanks to the Friends for all of its support!

Save the Date!  Tuesday ~ April 16 ~ 7 PM  

The Hill Historical Society invites you to enjoy an evening  of conversation with Stephen Long, author of Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England.  Long will share some of the wide-spread devastation and long-lasting effects that he has extensively researched.  Many of you may be aware of the local impact of this storm!

All library programming is free of cost, and open to all.  For information on our ongoing happenings, check out our Programs/Events page.  If you’d like to be notified of what’s going on at the library, please drop us an email at:  hillpubliclibrary@comcast.net.




The library will be closed on Tuesday, March 5.  Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, 10AM-6PM.  We apologize for any inconveniences.

Reduce Your Toxic Load: A Make & Take Workshop


Toss out all your toxic household cleaners and replace them with effective and safe cleaners that you make yourself using the power of essential oils! In this workshop presented by doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Rhonda Bucklin, you will learn how to make simple cleaners, and you’ll have a choice of making 3 to take home and start using immediately! A fee of $5 for each item you make includes all instructions, recipes, and supplies- You can make as many as you like. Simply show up and have fun making products that will help you to make the first step in reducing your toxic load. We would love to have you join us!

Please RSVP to 934-9712 by 2/22 so we have an idea of what we will need for supplies.

Save The Library

Once again, as Town Meeting approaches, the Hill Public Library is in jeopardy. The only way for our library to survive is to have our PATRONS SPEAK UP at the Public Budget Hearing AND Town Meeting in support of the library and the value that it has for our community.  PLEASE help and show us YOU CARE by attending these meetings!


Hill Public Library Board of Trustees

  Public Hearing for Town Budget: 2/06/2019 @ 7 PM

Annual Town Meeting: 3/14/2019 @ 7 PM

Both meetings to be held in the Amsden Auditorium/JDBS.


Valentine Cookie Workshop

Adults and children are welcome to drop by on February 7, 11 AM-3 PM and create a yummy Valentine to enjoy or give away.  This program is free and all are welcome!  Are you a parent or caregiver of a preschooler?  Consider joining us for Children’s Hour on this date; We’ll listen to a Valentine’s Day story and then paint cookies.