Barnstead NH News

May 10, 2017


Barnstead Parks and Recreation Commission


The Barnstead Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking new members. This five-member commission is responsible for running the seasonal youth soccer, basketball and archery programs, as well as special annual events including the Easter egg hunt, Fire and Ice, Trunk or Treat and the summer concert series. Additionally, the commission is responsible for oversight of the town beach and Big River Recreation Area. If you have time to give and are interested in keeping these important community traditions alive, please submit a letter of interest to the Barnstead Board of Selectmen, PO Box 11, Center Barnstead, NH 03225


The Town of Barnstead is currently hiring beach attendants for this coming season.  This is not a life guard position and applicants must be 18 years of age.  Job duties include checking beach goers identification, keeping the area clean and monitoring the property.  Applications are available at the Barnstead Town Hall.



We will be holding a Spring Clean Up Day on June 3, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  We will be raking, fixing broken boards on the ice rink, picking up trash, repainting the basketball court, hanging new basketball nets and other miscellanies activities.  Everyone is welcome to come down and help clean up this area to get ready for the kids to use this summer.  High School students can use this opportunity to obtain some community service hours. Please contact us at with any questions.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Black Bear Happenings


Join us at the library on Saturday, May 27th at 10:30am for a free presentation on black bears! The NH Fish & Game Departmentís volunteer Fish & Wildlife Stewards will be discussing Black Bear Happenings in NH. They will share information about the natural history of our native wildlife and what biologists are learning about these species through ongoing research.


Childrenís Programs
Our Toddler Time and Story Hour programs will be ending at the end of May for the summer. The last day for Toddler Time will be 5/30 and the last day for Story Hour will be 5/31. These programs will start up again when school starts in September. Participants are invited to attend our Summer Reading Program Songs & Stories and Arts & Crafts on Wednesdays in July & August. The dates and times of these programs will be available in June on our website calendar or you may pick up a printed copy at the library.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about any of our programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.












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