Walpole Town Library

An Update from The Board of Trustees:

This week Justine Fafara, our amazing Library Director for the last 5 years, let me know she would be leaving The Bridge Memorial Library to further her career at the Richards Free Library in Newport, NH.  Justine came to our library in 2015 and has fearlessly led the library through expansion of our programming and our building.  Less visible to the public was her collaboration with other state and local libraries to increase access to e-books and programs.  Justine also kept the staff busy and the community served during a global pandemic.  We will miss her dearly, but look forward to seeing her visit often as a patron!

The trustees will be assembling a committee to lead the search for a new Library Director.

Justine’s last day will be on July 29th.  Until we hire a new Library Director, Chris Burchstead and Julie Rios will be dividing the leadership duties with support from the board of trustees.  Julie will be the main point of contact for you. You can reach her at jrios@walpoletownlibrary.org

I know you will join me in congratulating Justine on her new position in Newport.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I can be reached through email at amyh294@gmail.com.

Thank You,

Amy Howard
Chair, Board of Trustees

READsquared Reading Program Quick Tutorial – Watch Video

Not sure how to book an appointment? Watch Julie’s tutorial here!

Read our phased reopening plan here.

Need a library card? Even when the library is closed, you can check out ebooks and audio books from our digital collection at nh.overdrive.com or on the Libby app. All you need is a library card! Don’t have one? Email Justine at jfafara@walpoletownlibrary.org or Julie at jrios@walpoletownlibrary.org to get set up with a temporary library card.

Looking for Tutorials on how to use some of our digital resources? Check out all of our tutorials made for you by Julie here!

North Walpole Branch



70 Church St.
North Walpole, NH 03609

Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Walpole Town Library

48 Main St.
PO Box 487
Walpole, NH 03608
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9:00 am – 1:00 pm