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"Meet the Candidates"
Saturday March 3rd - 2:00pm in the Wakefield Opera House





The Gafney is joining forces with the Wakefield Lions Club to organize a community voter information event. 

Join fellow Wakefield residents to meet your candidates for Town offices and school board.

Two forums will be held....one for candidates running for Town contested races...one for candidates running for school board.  Both will be moderated by Dino Scala.

All candidates will be available for a "Meet and Greet."

Be an informed voter...find out where candidates stand on issues that effect you!

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday March 13th...8:00am to 7:00pm in the Wakefield Opera House



 
AARP TAX PREP PROGRAM STARTS MONDAY FEBRUARY 5TH
Tax prep for low to moderate income with special attention to those over 60



Tax Aides are available beginning February 5th, Mondays only, from 9:00am to 4:00pm through April16th.

Call the Gafney to get an appointment:  522-3401.

Click here to see what you need to bring with you to your appointment.

 
MEET NESSIE...THE READING DOG!



Come on in and meet Nessie, the certified reading dog at the Gafney on Saturday  February 17th between 10:00am and 11:00am.

The new "Paws to Read" program with Nessie begins on Saturday February 24th...children can read with Nessie in 15-minute intervals...sign up by calling the Youth Library at 522-9735

 
"GRAB SHOTS: FLEETING MOMENTS CAPTURED"
February Art Exhibit by Photographer Bob Bond




Press Release

Meet & Greet Bob Bond on Thursday February 22nd fro 6:00-7:00pm at the Gafney.

 
ANNUAL APPEAL IN PROGRESS
 


We could use your help!

A common misperception is that the Gafney is owned by the Town of Wakefield.  Though the Gafney serves the Towns of Wakefield and Brookfield, it is a private, non profit 501(c)(3) organization and as such the Board of Trustees is responsible for raising about 10% of the operating expenses internally.  To raise a portion of this income the Board conducts an Annual Appeal which begins in November.  This year's Annual Appeal goal is $12,000. Other fundraisers are held throughout the year.

Now you can contribute to the Gafney Annual Appeal here, using a credit or debit card and PayPal. Click on the DONATE button above and complete your contribution.  Alternatively, checks may be made out to Gafney Library and mailed to PO Box 517, Sanbornville, NH 03872 or dropped off during open hours.

Thank you!!

Here's the annual 2017-2018 appeal letter

 
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS BEGINS MARCH 13TH


Destruction of the Moon - a fantasy roleplaying game
  • For ages 11 and up, including adults
  • March 13 and 27
  • April 10 and 24
  • May 8 and 22
4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Youth Library
 
Space is limited, so sign up now by calling the library at 522-9735.
 
*All levels of playing experience are welcome


 
YOUTH LIBRARY WINTER PROGRAMS

WINTER PROGRAMS

 
TITIA BOZUWA'S "DEFIANCE" BOOK LAUNCH VIDEO


Titia reads from her book at about 40:37
Copies are for sale at the Gafney for $20 with a percentage of the proceeds going to the library.  Plus, it's signed!
DOWNLOAD EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS

This is a link to NH Downloadable books







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While you're there, check out the Great Stone Face and read-along ebooks for the kids.


HELP US EXPAND THE GAFNEY!




Thanks to those who came out to ask questions at the community information meeting!  We gave a brief history of the changes in libraries nationally, regionally and in our library specifically; an overview of where we are in the expansion process and then opened the floor to the 35 people present. 

Where do we stand now?  We are in the process of generating awareness of the expansion, networking, making as many folks as possible aware of our space needs and the services we can provide to our community.  If you can think of a way to help spread the word, shoot us an email:  beryl.donovan@gafneylibrary.org or call us:  Library Director, Beryl Donovan at 522-3401 or Board Chair, Dick DesRoches at 473-2216. We welcome and encourage your questions, concerns and/or comments to move the project forward.




Community Expansion Meeting press release