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Sarles honored with dedication of NH history room


September 24, 2020
TUFTONBORO — The Tuftonboro Free Library trustees honored and surprised retired Library Director Christie Sarles on Sept. 18 with the announcement that the NH and local history room in the new addition will be dedicated as the "Christie Sarles Conference Room and NH Collection – Trustee – Director- Friend,."

The NH and local history collection includes books on local natural history as well as the popular Tuftonboro, Cemeteries, Graveyards and Burial Sites 1800 – 1995, town reports, vital records, geneaology records, and NH biographies and history.

"It's been moved around because of space issues, some materials have been stored, and it has been broken up," says Library Director Dennis Guilmette.

The dedicated space will "join the whole collection back together," he was pleased to be able to say.

The library has reached Phase 2 of its reopening plans with hours of operation from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Up to ten patrons are allowed to enter the building at a time, with masks required.

Two public computers are available in 30 minute blocks, as well as limited seating at table for up to 30 minutes.

Contactless curbside pickup and outdoor service remain available for those who are not yet comfortable coming inside. Library staff is available 40 hours per week to respond to calls (569-4256), emails and catalogue requests.

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