NEW! 4 Additional LIBRARY HOURS FOR 2024* beginning Saturday, April 13.

Monday & Wednesday 1-6 p.m. (Previously 1-5)

Saturday morning 9:00-1:00 (Previously 10-12)

*These new hours will continue through June 3rd. Eight additional hours will be added for the summer. More info will be available soon.

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Next Mildred Horton Book Group - Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:00 am.

Galileo Galilei, the Starry Messenger is coming to Gorham on May 2nd. Don't miss this special presentation.

NH Humanities "Perspective Book Discussion" May 20th at 10:00 a.m.


New STEAM Kits available.

The Randolph Public Library and the Friends of the Randolph Public Library are pleased to help sponsor this special presentation.


MONDAY, MAY 20, 2024 AT 10:00 A.M. On behalf of the Mildred Horton Book Group, the Randolph Public Library has received a NH Humanities Grant for a  "Perspective Book Discussion" of Samarkand by Amin Maalouf. Copies of the book are now available at the Library.


"The story of Samarkand is woven around the history of the manuscript of the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam, from its creation by the poet and sage in eleventh-century Persia to its loss when the Titanic sank in 1912. Unwittingly involved in a brawl on the streets of Samarkand, Omar Khayyam is brought before a local judge who recognizes his genius as a poet and gives him a blank book in which to inscribe his verses. Thus the head of a great poet is saved and the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam is born. The threads of his life become interwoven with the designs of the vizier, Nizam al Mulk, and of Hassan Sabbah, the founder of the Order of the Assassins who later hides the precious manuscript in his famous mountain fortress. At the end of the nineteenth century the poems fire the imagination of the West in Edward Fitzgerald's evocative translation. An American scholar learns of the manuscript's survival and recovers it with the help of a Persian princess. Together they take it on the fateful voyage of the Titanic."
Our book discussion will be facilitated live via Zoom by Mohamed Defaa.

Mohamed Defaa is certified by the International Center for Educational and Cultural Consulting in Lyon, France. He earned an MA in Communication and Expression at the University Mohamed V in Rabat, Morocco, and a BA in French Language and Literature from the University Ibn Tofail in Kénitra, Morocco. Defaa has served as an assistant professor of Communication and Cultural Expression at the University Hassan the Second in Casablanca, Morocco, and a college instructor in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is a French and Arabic teacher at Merrimack High School, and an Arabic instructor at Southern New Hampshire University.

14 copies of the book are now available at the Library.




When Will the Seven Break? Contest

According to Randolph Weather Folklore, "you can't plant your tenders" and "you can't let your children go swimming until the Seven breaks.” If you have no idea what that means, see below.*

So in that tradition and the spirit of "Ice Out", the Randolph Public Library is sponsoring our 7th annual When Will the Seven Break? Contest.


  • Click on the link below and enter your guess of the exact date & time when the Seven will break.
  • All entries are due by midnight April 15. 2024.
  • The person choosing the closest or correct day & time will be declared the winner.
  • Local weather observer Ted Wier will make the official call.
  • Prize: 1/2 Gallon of Local Maple Syrup.

*The Seven is a natural snow formation on the upper section of Great Gully in King Ravine which appears in early spring as the snow begins to melt. By break, we mean when the snow melts enough to cause a complete break on either the vertical or horizontal part of the Seven.

Seven Contest Entry Form



Thank you to the Friends of the Randolph Public Library!

The Library is thrilled with the addition of six STEAM Kits in the children’s room. Funds from the FRIENDS OF THE RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY have been used to purchase our first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) kits which contain books and hands on learning activities for youth to check out or for use in the library. STEAM activities and programs are an excellent opportunity to introduce concepts and promote skills that can set you up for creative, scientific, and collaborative thinking now and in the future. Geared for grades K-4. They are ready to go, so come be the first to check them out.

New kits include:  All About Magnets, Green Energy, Machines and Contraptions, Math Games, My Amazing Body, and Yoga for Mindfulness.






Go to our Library Catalog:

You can search for specific titles, authors or subjects by using the Search feature.

You can browse, by choosing the BROWSE feature.

Once you find what you would like,you can log into your account and place a hold, send us an email, or give us a call.


Your username is your library card number. If you do not know what it is, send us an email or call to find out.

Your password is your last name. 

Once you place a hold(s), send the library an email and we will complete your order and let you know when it is ready for pickup. 

Email us at info@randolphnhpubliclibrary.or








These materials were made possible through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.



The Randolph Public Library 


Here are some photos from our first two stops:

Stop #1 - Randolph Public Library

Stop #2 - Randolph Fire Department







Bobbi Lee Slossar, Technology Resource Librarian for the NH State Library has shared these Youtube tutorials on how to access downloadable audio and ebooks.


To use the online audio and ebooks from Overdrive, click on the RESEARCH tab at the top of the page. You will see it listed there. If you have not used it before, you will have to email the library to get your library card number which includes an access code. If you are a Randolph resident and do not have a library card, there is a link to an application at the top of the home page.

Be sure to look at the ALWAYS AVAILABLE titles on Overdrive. 

FOR BOOK GROUPS: Click here for a list of ebooks with multiple copies.


New Books

North Woods
The Fraud
Heaven and Earth
Good night irene
How to know a person
A Madman
hour of the witch
before we were yours