Library Services

LIBRARY CARDS
Library cards are issued free of charge to anyone who lives in Sandown.  Proof of residency must be presented. Parental permission is required under 15 years of age. Non-residents cards may be purchased for $65/year. Please notify the library if your card is lost or stolen. There is a $5.00 fee for replacement cards.
 
YOU CAN BORROW...
Books, Audio Books, Magazines, Large Print Books, DVDs & Videos, Music CDs, Museum Passes, Cake Pans, MP3 player, Kindle and "Kill A Watt" Energy Detector Device. All materials circulate for three weeks except DVDs & Videos which are one week and magazines circulate for two weeks.
 
OVERDUE MATERIALS
All borrowing is free if materials are returned on time. Most materials may be renewed twice, either in person or by telephone or once online. A fine of $.10 per item/day is assessed on overdue materials. DVDs, videos and the Kindle are fined $1.00 per item per day. Patrons with fines of $15.00 or more will have privileges suspended until payment has been made. Replacement cost will be assessed for lost or damaged items.
 
ACCESSING THE LIBRARY ONLINE
Our  Library Catalog may be searched from home, school or office. From the catalog you can search for materials. Have your Library card ready and you may place holds, renew materials, and check the status of your account. Sandown Public Library is now a member of the Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative (SNHLC).  This Cooperative venture allows our users to directly access materials in Sandown, Plaistow and Atkinson libraries through our Library Catalog.
 
The Library also offers a number of excellent online databases. Ebscohost is offered through the NHewLINK project from the New Hampshire State Library. All other databases and services are purchased with library funds.  These Reference Databases provide information in the areas of general research, business, genealogy, literature and health.  You will need a valid Sandown Public Library card number to access these services.
 
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
We also offer a number of additional services. Here are just a few of the things available at your library:
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
The library offers many special programs throughout the year for children, adults and families. Some of these events are adult book discussion, knitting, chess club, family movies, Wii games, evening story times, and a summer reading program. Check the Calendar  for all the new happenings each month!
 
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
Story Hours and craft activities are on-going events at the Library for children of all ages. Our Summer Reading Program is a must for the entire family.
 
STORY HOURS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS
We currently offer 2 story hours per week from September through May for pre-school age children. Check the Calendar for the current classes being offered.
 
MUSEUM PASS PROGRAM
With support from the Friends of the Sandown Public Library we are able to purchase the following passes for use by library card holders. Passes may be reserved in person, by telephone or online.
Passes available:
  • Butterfly Place - Westford, MA
  • Currier Museum of Art - Manchester, NH
  • Imagine That - Lawrence, MA
  • Museum of Science - Boston, MA
  • Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA
  • New England Aquarium - Boston, MA
  • Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, MA
  • Seacoast Science Center - Rye, NH
  • The Children's Museum of New Hampshire - Dover, NH
  • SEE Science Center - Manchester, NH
BOOK SALE ROOM
The Friends of the Sandown Public Library sponsor an ongoing book sale located in the downstairs of the library.  Everyone is welcome to purchase adult fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback.  Many children's books are available for purchase, as well as audio books, VHS tapes, and DVDs.