Special Episode: No sooner had Town meeting adjourned, then COVID-19 swept into the US and quickly changed all of our lives. In a matter of weeks, the library went from a thriving community gathering place to “closed indefinitely”. This episode was recorded on Friday, April 3rd from inside the closed Daland Memorial Library…6 feet apart.

Library Closed

By order of Governor Sununu, all public libraries are to be closed by Friday, March 27th. The “Stay at Home” order will be in effect until May 4th. For the latest information visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Note From the Director

After consulting with the Town Health Officer and Mont Vernon Police Chief, the Library Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to close the library until further notice. It is our duty to do all that we can to prevent the spread of illness in our town. The closing is effective immediately and will be in place as long as the situation demands.

Returns– PLEASE DO NOT RETURN BOOKS TO THE OUTSIDE DROP BOX. We have extended all due dates, ended the charging of overdue fees, and have frozen all reserves.

Events & Programs– All library events, programs, and meetings scheduled to take place in the library are cancelled until further notice.

Online Services– NH Overdrive remains open for eBook and audio book borrowing.  You’ll need your library card number and password to log in.  Don’t know your number? Call us.

Children’s Services– The staff will be delivering online Storytimes and providing links to children’s educational resources on the library website and Facebook page. We have been approved to place Take-n-Make craft kits for pick up on the library porch. Please do not return kits. Enjoy!

Although the library building is closed to the public, the library staff will be available by phone during staff hours at 673-7888 to assist you with online services or any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions and concerns.

Staff Hours:
Tuesdays 10-3
Wednesdays 10-3
Thursdays 10-3
Friday 10-3
Saturdays 10-1 

Because the situation is ever changing, we will continue to communicate with updates on our website www.dalandlibrary.com and on Facebook and Instagram.  Please direct any questions to our email at dalandlibrary@comcast.net. This is a decision that is not made lightly.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in these unprecedented times. 

Stay safe,

Bonnie Angulas


COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information

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The library trustees will be meeting Tuesday, March 17th via conference call at 7:30pm due to COVID-19. The public is invited to attend by following the log in information below.

Join FreeConference.com Meeting: https://hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/3496520
One tap mobile: +1 641-426-1600,,3496520#
Dial-in using your phone: United States: +1 641-426-1600 
Access code: 349 6520
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The Brook Trout is New Hampshire’s only native stream-dwelling trout, and a favorite among freshwater anglers and outdoor enthusiasts as a symbol of the wild outdoors.

Learn about the natural history of Brookies, including their habitat, spawning, prey and predators, and threats to their abundance. We will also learn about efforts to restore wild trout populations and return this majestic fish to New Hampshire’s streams.

Mont Vernon resident Rich Masters, a volunteer Wildlife Steward with New Hampshire Fish and Game, Environmental Engineer, and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University will present on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00pm. All ages welcome!

Join watercolor artist and Mont Vernon Artisan Annette Immorlica on Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm for an evening of watercolor painting. Be inspired by blooming daffodils, tulips, and forsythia. All materials will be provided. Beginner to intermediate. Space limited to 12. Registration required. $5 material fee. Call 673-7888 to reserve your spot.

March has arrived and the first day of spring is almost here! But first, Town Meeting. Save the date for Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 PM. Town meeting in n New England is a 400 year old tradition… pure democracy in action! Our special guest this month is Mr. Moderator, David Sturm. He is sure to keep order in this episode.


  • The Waterhouse by Rob Hart
  • Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
  • Post Script by Cecilea Ahern
  • When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey (March 3rd)
  • Beheld by Tarashea Nesbit (March 17th)
  • The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian (March 17th)
  • Lakewood by Megan Giddings (March 24th)


  • Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
  • Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun

Just in time for Town Meeting….the Daland Memorial Library presents Moved and Seconded on Saturday, February 29th at 1:00pm in the Mont Vernon Village School MPR. Drawing on research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future, Rebecca Rule regales audiences with stories of the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution. Come early from 12:00pm-1:00pm for an informal “Meet the Candidate” social hour. Candidates running for elected town offices will be invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. This program is made possible by a grant from NH Humanities and is free and open to the public.


Due to the power outage, our Pop Up Movie Day has been moved! Come see Frozen II Friday, February 28th at 2:00! This is a drop off event for ages 5 and up. Refreshments will be served.