Mar-Apr 2021| Volume 14, Issue 2

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Harvey Mitchell Memorial Library

Epping's Public Library
151 Main Street, Epping

734-4587 (Adult Dept.)
679-5944 (Children’s Dept.)
679-5884 (Fax)
Youth Dept. e-mail:
Youth Dept. Facebook page:


There aren’t any events planned for the new year yet.  With COVID-19 numbers increasing, we may return to pick-up only.  We just have to get through the winter!   I'm already thinking of summer events.

Submitted by Michelle Hogan

The Library is open for appointments and curbside pick-up!!!

The library building is open for appointment visits! Call us at 734-4587 to set up an appointment. (If we're not open, leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.) Appointments will be 30 minutes long and available for all ages. While at the library you have access to our collection of books and DVD’s as well as computers, copiers, and fax services. Masks are required for all visitors entering the library. Appointments and pickups will be available during the following times:

We will still be continuing curbside services as well. To make a request for curbside pickup, simply email at or call 734-4587 and include your name and title(s) you would like. We'll get back to you within a day or two to tell you when you can pick up your materials. Please first visit our catalogue online to confirm that the book or DVD you're looking for is available, found on our website:

To return materials, simply place your items in the drop box outside the library, as usual. When we collect the materials, we will quarantine and clean them before redistributing. Expect that the turn-around time on new arrivals and other popular materials may be longer than usual because of this process.

Online Resources

As long as you have a library card with us you can take advantage of our digital services. Overdrive (and its app Libby) provides access to thousands of digital books, magazines, and audiobooks.  Kanopy provides access to a huge streaming library of films, documentaries, and children’s programing. You can find out how to access these services on our website: . Please email with any questions about digital access or if you'd like to set up a new library account.

Brick Engraving to Support HMML

Want to have your name or that of a friend or family member engraved in the library? We still have bricks available both for the wall at $100 each and the front patio for $50. The Friends of the Library are accepting donations to have the name(s) of your choice engraved in brick on our library building or our future patio area. For more information, visit our website  at or email us at

Friends of the Library

There are still some $100 donation bricks available for the Friends of the Library Engraved Brick fundraiser. These will be used to fill the old doorway at the back of the building.  You can have a brick engraved with your name or that of a family member or friend.  You can also still get bricks for a $50 donation, which will be used for paving the patio seating area in the front of the Library.  Please go to the Library's website ( for more details and order forms. 

The south wall of the Library's Community Room now has bookshelves for the Friends’ ongoing book sale.  When you come in for curbside pickup, check out the selection of adult and children's books as well as some DVDs.  There is no set price for the items--just leave your donation in the jar.

The Friends of the Library meet the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.  For the foreseeable future, these meetings will continue to be held via Zoom.  Please contact the Library if you would like to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Submitted by Pat VanWagoner