Hill Library is a CLiF Rural Library Grant Recipient for 2017-2018!

        Hill Library has received one of CLiF’s twelve Rural Libraries grants for 2017-2018!

In the upcoming year, our community will receive the following:

• $2,000 worth of brand-new children’s books for your library

• $500 worth of brand-new children’s books for the local elementary school’s library

• Two storytelling presentations (one in the fall, one in the spring) for all elementary school students

• Two storytelling presentations (one in the fall, one in the spring) for local childcare/preschool programs of your choosing

• The opportunity for all elementary school students to select two new books of their choice at the spring storytelling event

• The opportunity for all preschoolers to select two new books of their choice at both storytelling events

• $250 grant to support a program initiative in your library


Thank you to the CLiF Foundation!

Annual Book Sale Saturday, August 12th Location Moved

The Friends of the Hill Library/SLA will be holding the Hill Library’s Book Sale at Austin Hall on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM due to inclement weather. Donations of gently used books in great condition can be delivered to the library from Tuesday-Thursday while open, please. Please do not bring books with missing covers, stains, rips, bad smells, or any appliance manuals.

At the book sale there will be gently used books that were donated, books weeded from the library catalog in varying conditions, and some audios and DVDs.

New to Collection -August 2017

New to Collection- August 2017

Adult Fiction

The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden

The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena

The Whole Thing Together, by Ann Brashares

The Chalk Pit, by Elly Griffiths

Use of Force, by Brad Thor

The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense, by Dean Koontz

The Fix (Memory Man Series), by David Baldacci

The Salt House, by Lisa Duffy


Adult Nonfiction

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Perfect Horse: The Daring US Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis, by Elizabeth Letts

Birth of a Nation, by Armie Hammer



Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen

One of Us Is Lying, by Karen MMcManus

Ash and Quill: The Great Library¸ by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone: The Great Library, by Rachel Caine

Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo

The Novice: Summoner: Book One, by Taran Matharu

Fever Code, by James Dashner


Junior Fiction

The Boy Who Knew Everything, by Victoria Forester

The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide, by Chris Colfer

An Acceptable Time, by Madeline L’Engle

Scream Street: Fang of the Vampire, by Tommy Donbavand

Scream Street: Blood of a Witch, by Tommy Donvavand

Dork Diaries 3, by Rachel Renee Russel

Dork Diaries 4, by Rachel Renee Russel


Junior Nonfiction

Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular, by Mayim Bialik

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet 2), by Kazu Kibuishi


Audio Books

Ken Follet Unabridged CD Collection: Lie Down with Lions, Eye of the Needle, Triple



Granchester, Seasons 2 and 3

Mad Men, Seasons 1 and 2

The Zoo Keeper’s Wife

The Da Vinci Code

Hacksaw Ridge

Orange is the New Black, Season 4

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Library Director Search Extended

The Hill Library in Strafford, NH is seeking an outgoing, organized and experienced leader to fill the position of Library Director. Strafford is a growing rural residential community of about 4,000 residents in the Rochester/Dover area just north of Portsmouth, NH. The library has recently completed interior renovations, greatly expanding the Children’s and Young Adult areas.  The Board of Trustees and the Strafford Friends of the Library are engaged and supportive of the Staff’s efforts to provide 21st Century library services to all Strafford residents. You will lead that effort.


The Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators, the Board of Trustees and community service organizations including the Friends.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.  A ready smile and sense of humor will be useful.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget preparation and oversight, program creation & implementation and supervision. The Library Director, who works 20 hours per week and reports to an elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 5 part-time staff and numerous volunteers.  This is a growth position.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

Educational/Professional Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years of public service management experience required;
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred; and,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated proficiency with technology are required.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees and all library stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations;
  • Strong proficiency with library management systems (Atriuum), accounting software (QuickBooks) and the full MSOffice Suite;
  • Promote the Library through proven creative agility with smart devices and social media platforms;
  • Ability to supervise the Library’s collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials; and,
  • Ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.


$18 – $23/hour commensurate with experience.

Please submit a thoughtful letter of interest, your resume and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional) to Library Search Committee, PO Box 130, Strafford, NH 03884 or email to: Director@metrocast.net.  Electronic submission is preferable. Review of applications will continue through August 9, 2017; the position will remain open until filled.  The Town of Strafford is an equal opportunity employer.

Teen Trivia Night and Cupcake Decorating Contest! – Update

Update: Due to lack of signups, this event has been canceled.

On Wednesday, August 2nd from 5:00-7:00 PM*, the Hill Library is hosting a Teen event which includes trivia and cupcake decorating! The theme for the cupcake decorating contest is Summer fun and the trivia will involve recent pop culture(2015-2017).

Teams of two can sign up by Saturday, July 29th, in order for our wonderful volunteer to bake enough cupcakes and make enough frosting. To sign up, call the library at 664-2800 or visit us at the library. Space will be limited to 5 teams.

* If only one team signs up, the event will be canceled.


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