• Bath Library Book Club
    Thursday, May 9th at 6 pm





    The Bath Library Book Club will be discussing “Kitchen Confidential”, by Anthony Bourdain on Thursday, May 9th at 6 pm at the Bath Public Library.

    When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded that appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectable shocking banquet that lays out his 25 years of sex, drugs, and haute cuisine.

    Books may be picked up at the Bath Library; hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to noon. Anyone with an interest in reading and conversing about books is welcome to attend. For information, please contact the library at 603-747-3372 or email bathlibrarykjb@gmail.com

  • Story Hour
    Tuesday's at 10:00 & Thursday's at 10:30

    Story Hour!

    Join us Tuesday's at 10:00 am and Thursday's at 10:30 am. 

    We have a very active Story Hour! We enjoy music, a couple of great stories and a fun craft. Story Hour is open to preschooler's and up. You do not need to be a resident of Bath to participate.

    We learn about new things and have fun doing it!

  • Lyme Disease & Your Pet
    Saturday, April 27th at 2 pm

    The Bath Public Library is pleased to present David Hyde, DVM, “Lyme Disease and Your Pet” on Saturday, April 27th at 2:00 pm.

    Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that is carried inside the tick and then gets into the dog’s or person’s bloodstream through a tick bite. Once in the bloodstream, the bacteria can travel to different parts of the body and cause problems in specific organs or locations, such as joints, as well as overall illness. Included in his presentation, new information on the Asian longhorned tick, coming soon to a pet near you! The program will conclude with a Q & A session.

    Dr. Hyde graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He has been working in Northern Vermont and Massachusetts for the past 13 years. Dr. Hyde started working for Ryegate Small Animal Hospital in 2001 and has recently returned to Ryegate Small Animal Hospital after a 6-year hiatus.

    Dr. Hyde enjoys all aspects of veterinary general practice. His special interest, however, is in veterinary dentistry. He believes strongly in a lifetime of care and a strong personal relationship with owners and their pets.

    This program is free and open to the public. There will be light refreshments served. 

  • New Hampshire Roads Taken - Or Not
    with Steve Taylor

    The Bath Public Library has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present Steve Taylor, “New Hampshire Roads Taken – Or Not” on Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 pm.

    Following World War II, New Hampshire embarked on an extensive program of constructing new highways and improving existing roads to accommodate explosive growth in passenger vehicles and the need for better infrastructure to accommodate commercial traffic. Hundreds of millions in federal, state, and local tax dollars would be expended on this initiative over the second half of the 20th century and road construction would become an enduring part of the state's economy. Decisions about when and where highway projects would be undertaken were often driven by political considerations as well as by policy dictated from Washington. Frequently, choices not to build or improve certain roads would generate as much conflict and controversy as would the proposals that would eventually be implemented. Either way, decisions about highways would come to have profound and lasting impacts upon communities and entire regions of the state. In this program, Steve Taylor reviews some of New Hampshire's most significant highway choices in the 20th century, followed by discussion of the economic, social, and cultural changes that followed decisions to build or not to build.

    Steve Taylor is an independent scholar, farmer, journalist, and longtime public official. With his sons, Taylor operates a dairy, maple syrup, and cheese making enterprise in Meriden Village. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and served for 25 years as New Hampshire’s commissioner of agriculture. Taylor was the founding executive director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is a lifelong student of the state's rural culture.

    This program is free and open to the public. There will be light refreshments served. New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas and subjects from the Humanities to the people of New Hampshire.

Bath Library Named Three-Star Library!

We are so thrilled to have the honor of being chosen as a 2018 Three-Star library by the Library Journal! Only two New Hampshire libraries were chosen, the other New Hampshire library is Lincoln Public Library.

To understand the great scope of this achievement for our little community library; there are over 7300 libraries nationwide - with 257 libraries given the rating of 3, 4 or 5 stars. Here is the map provided by the Library Journal. 

What an accomplishment!