Gale Library

The Gale Library will be closed for Roof Replacement on Tuesday, 9/21 and Wednesday, 9/22.
Drive-In Storytime will resume on Tuesday, 9/28 at 10:00 a.m.


Update 9/8/2021: Gale Library Open Hours

The Gale Library doors are now open during the following hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 12-6
Tuesdays and Saturdays 9-1

  • Hand sanitizer is requested upon entering and exiting the building.
  • It is strongly recommended that all visitors wear face masks and social distance by 3 feet.
  • Curbside service is still available.
  • Book returns are to be placed in the porch book drop box.  Books are sanitized before going back into the collection.
  • Computer, FAX, and copier use is available with limited access for up to 30-min. block of time.

    If you aren't feeling well, please stay home. 
    Thank you!

Winter Maintenance Assistant Needed: The hourly rate is $15.32 and is a Labor Grade IV, Step 8 position.  Hours will vary according to a snow removal/sanding schedule. Please email with Winter Maintenance Assistant in the subject line for further information. Thank you for your interest in employment with the Gale Library!

Friends of the Library Book Sale! 

Saturday, September 25 from 8am - 1pm: Friends of the Library Book Sale! Head on over to Estabrook’s Garage in Newton, NH on Saturday, September 25th from 8am - 1pm where you can fill a bag of books for $3.00 or fill a bag for free with purchase of a customized Gale Library tote book bag for $15.00! 

Booked in Britain Presentation - CANCELLED

Booked in Britain, scheduled on Thursday, September 23 at 7 pm has been cancelled. We hope to provide another opportunity for this program in the future! 

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! Can you find all of the items in our Outdoor Fall Scavenger Hunt? Stop by the library front door and pick up a scavenger hunt and pencil. Email us a picture of your completed hunt (or one of you finding the items!) and you will win a prize! HAPPY HUNTING! Send pictures to Hayley at

Tuesday's at 10am: Preschool Story Time 'Drive In' style! Join us in person every Tuesday at 10am for preschool story time! Call us to sign up, park the car, grab a seat outside and enjoy story time! Miss. Hayley will read a collection of stories, sing some songs and we'll even have our themed craft kits to take home. Please note: There will be no story time on Sept 21st! 

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*For Curbside Service requests, please contact the Library at 382-4691 or email 

Gale Library Current  2021 Curbside Schedule: 

Monday 12:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. 

For ADA access, please contact the library for further instructions.

New Acquisitions:

Recent titles from the catalog Resource List may be accessed through our online catalog:

After clicking the link above the Gale Library photo, the Resource List is then located on the lower tab to the left of the page.

Paper copies of new acquisitions are available on the Library’s book drop box and updated weekly.

Wowbrary is also a free weekly online newsletter to showcase new books, movies, magazines, movies and music. Please visit for registration to receive new acquisitions delivered directly to your inbox.

Placing an order online:

An account will be necessary to access your circulation status, place holds or renewals. At the website, click on the Gale Library link above the photograph to begin.

Create account – Upper Right-Hand Corner of Page.

Enter Last Name and Library Card Number (Barcode).

Create Username and Password.

Phone (603) 382-4691  email:
You will be notified by phone or email when your order is ready. 

Donations of books and videos are currently not accepted due to the lack of storage capabilities.

What's new at the Library! 

Wowbrary is a free weekly online newsletter to showcase new books, movies, magazines, movies and music.  Please visit for registration to receive new acquisitions delivered directly to your inbox.

We offer free WIFI.  Service is available in the parking area for those that need internet access.

Kanopy Streaming-

Patrons can now watch free films (including Kanopy Kids) by signing in with their Kanopy account and library cards on this site:

You will need to set up an account for email address and a password to log in.  For assistance, please contact:

Ancestry Library Edition for Genealogical Research: 

For those who would like to start or continue their genealogy research, we subscribe to  

Please contact the Library for log-in information. 

Questions and Assistance:

Informational Resources:

Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks:

About the Library:

The Gale Library is the public library for the Town of Newton, NH. The library was founded in 1892 and was set up in the Town Hall. In 1908, the library was moved to an antique one-room school house, now located on Route 108 and known as the "Marion Hatch Building". Since 1978, the library has occupied its present site, a former elementary school building. A capital reserve fund was started in 1982 to save and plan for future alterations to the library building.

Gale Library Retirement Announcement -

Mrs. Mears has retired at the end of 2020 in her roles of Children's Librarian and Assistant Director at the Gale Library.  Mrs. Mears has provided over 20 years of education and joy to the Newton community.  In addition to her staffing role, she also is a Friend of the Library and a previous member on the Board of Trustees with a long history of public service.  She will be missed and we wish her the best upon her retirement.  Thank you, Mrs. Mears!  Please visit our Facebook page to share your special memories with us!

As a former teacher and library trustee, I would like to extend my gratitude for all the work and creativity given to the Gale Library all these many years by Sue Mears.  May she enjoy many wonderful years of retirement. Sally Woodman


The Gale Library assembles, preserves and administers a collection of print and non-print materials of value and use to the community. Library materials, services, resources, and programs provide access to ideas and information to support clients in their personal, cultural, educational and civic interests. The library also provides a sense of community by connecting people and ideas in a welcoming and safe environment.

Reviewed & revised by Library Board of Trustees on 1/11/2017.

Using the Library:

The library offers books, magazines, DVDs, CDS, and other audiovisual materials. Movies and CDs are lent for a one-week period. All other materials circulate for three weeks.

Library registration is offered free of charge to Newton residents. Residents of Kingston, NH may also register for a free library card, according to an agreement between the public libraries of Newton and Kingston. Newton residents may also register for a library card at the Kingston Community Library in Kingston. Those registering for a library card must show proof of residency. Library cards must be presented for all check-outs.

Computer workstations are available to the public for word processing and Internet use. Internet use requires a registration, clear account and may be reserved for one-hour blocks of time. Library materials can be searched using the online public access catalog.

Children's Services:

Children and adults are invited to the library's weekly Story Time, each Tuesday at 10:00 am. Children can listen to stories and play games outside the library, and take home a craft kit to enjoy! Children's Services are located on the upper level of the library building. In addition to the large Youth Room, a smaller Picture Book Room offers books and DVD's for youngsters. Special events for children and adults are planned throughout the year and are announced in newspapers and on the library events sign.

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