• Bath Library Book Club - CANCELED/POSTPONED
    Thursday, April 9th at 5 pm






    The Bath Library Book Club will be discussing “Left Hand of Darkness”, by Ursula Le Guin on Thursday, April 9th at 5 pm at the Bath Public Library.

    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 5:00 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

    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!

  • "Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History" - CANCELED/POSTPONED
    with Mary Kelly - CANCELED/POSTPONED

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    Bath Public Library has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities to present Mary Kelly, “Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History” on Saturday, March 28th at 2:00 pm at the Bath Public Library.
    Drawing on material from her book Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History, Dr. Kelly will discuss the role of the Famine in shaping Irish-American ethnic identity. Focusing on the long-term impact of the episode between the 1840s and 1990s, she explores the shadowed landscape of Famine legacy and its status in Irish-American culture today. Referencing contemporary press accounts and the writings of Famine survivors and their descendants, Dr. Kelly shows how interrogating Famine memory enables the Irish on both sides of the Atlantic to deal with the material and emotional inheritance of this tragic experience.
    Mary C. Kelly, Ph.D., is Professor of History at Franklin Pierce University, where she has taught for over twenty years. Her Masters in Modern Irish History is from National University of Ireland, Galway, and she earned a Ph.D. in Modern American History from Syracuse University. Her research explores Irish-American ethnic identity within spheres of faith, political culture, the enduring relationship with Ireland, and Irish-American involvement with the Irish Revolution. Her publications include books The Shamrock and the Lily (2005) and Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish American History (2016; 2014), and her current research encompasses nationalist expression and ethnic Irish Protestant contribution to the ethnic identity. Professor Kelly presents on Famine impact and memory, ethnic political culture, and immigrant settlement in Boston and New York. She was honored with a 2014 Keene State College President’s Outstanding Women in New Hampshire Award and the 2016 Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Committee Ambassador Award.
    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.
    For more information, contact the Bath Public Library at 747-3372 or e-mail bathlibrarykjb@gmail.com

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    Due to the current State of Emergency directives in New Hampshire regarding COVID-19, the Bath Public Library will be closed to the public beginning at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17th, which now includes no in-house reserves or pick-ups. This closure will remain in place thorough Friday, April 3rd. 

    We have 24/7 WIFI outside the library for public use.


    We ask that all patrons with due/overdue books to please hold on to them - do not put them through the book drop in the library door.

    Thank you - stay well and stay home!

    You can access our free electronic resources at   https://bath.biblionix.com/

    Just log into your account. Once there you will have free access to eleven sites, including:

    Ancestry.com Library Edition, AudioBookCloud, Heritage Quest, Duolingo, NH Overdrive, TeenBookClould, TumbleBooks & TumbleMath.

    If you need your login information, please email bathlibrarynh@gmail.com



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!