Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Friday, June 15th 6pm
Oil, Ice, and Bone- Arctic Whaler Nathaniel Ransom
In January 2016, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association announced the discovery of the wreckage of two sunken whale ships off the Alaskan coast. Oil, Ice, and Bone tells the story of these vessels and how they came to be lost in the greatest whaling disaster in American history. Arctic whaler Nathaniel Ransom served as third mate of one of the ships abandoned in 1871. In 1860, as a fourteen-year-old, he followed his five older brothers into the dank forecastle of a whaling vessel. For fifteen years he hunted seventy-ton bowheads in Arctic waters for the many uses of "bone." Blades of flexible baleen from the leviathan’s enormous jaw raised its value, even as petroleum gradually replaced whale oil as a source of lighting. In 1871 Ransom survived the loss of thirty-two whaling vessels in the frigid waters off Alaska’s Icy Cape. He kept a journal – and held onto it as he and his shipmates jettisoned weapons and warm clothing to save their very lives. His eyewitness account of whaling’s brutal slaughter and sudden losses is enriched by presenter Helen Frink’s affection for an ancestor she discovered through his journals a century after his death.

Made possible by a NH Humanities grant.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Campton Public Library’s
Annual Book Sale! 
Saturday, June 23rd

Stock up on great beach reads!

Sponsored by the
“Friends of the CPL”

Campton Public Library
1110 NH Rte. 175 Campton, NH 03223

Campton Public Library 2018 Summer Reading Program
"Libraries Rock!"

Join us in 2018 for a Summer Reading Program based on Music and Geology!
Each week we explore a new subject related to the theme.  We will read  great stories, engage in fun activities, and have entertaining presenters!
Prizes will be given for reaching reading goals, and to our top readers!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge of music and geology.
And, of course, to READ!!
                                                         Musical presentations by
Clyde Bisbee, Friday August 10th, 5pm
and TJ Wheeler, Friday August 17th, 5pm
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Rebecca Mckewan
Clark’s Trading Post
Polar Caves
Capitol Center for the Arts
Silver Center at PSU
Exit 28 Pizza
Pizza Hut
Friends of the CPL!

Friday, July 13th 

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Friday, July 20th



Friday, July 27th



Friday, August 3rd



Friday, August 10th


Clyde Bisbee! 5pm


Friday, August 17th



TJ Wheeler! 5pm


Kids ages 10 and under- 4pm

Juniors ages 11-16- 5pm

Young Adults ages 17-25- 6pm

Ask about our Adult Summer Reading Program!


All SRP’s are Free!