Thursday, May 20, 2021


 The library is currently open to the public. No appointments are needed!

Our NEW hours are:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-6,

Wednesdays  9-1 AND 4-7

Saturdays 9-1. 

 In order to keep our staff and patrons safe, we ask that you follow our protocols at the library.

·         You may return items in the tub inside the entryway (when open) or in the book drop.

·         Masks are required (worn over nose and mouth) for all staff and patrons to help curb the spread of Covid-19. If you do not have your own mask, we can offer you one.

·         The library will limit the number of people in the building to 5 (this includes staff) so do please check with the librarian to see if we can accommodate you.

·         Staff and patrons will maintain a distance of six feet from others in the library.

·         We encourage patrons to limit time spent in the library to 30 minutes. As time goes on we hope that his will change.

·         The public computers and laptop will be available for 20 minutes at a time. Due to social distancing staff will be able to offer only limited computer help, from a distance!

·         Curbside pickup will still be available if you’d rather not come into the library, or if you are unwilling or unable to wear a mask.

·          As always, call  827-2918 or email

·         Or place a request online at:

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Expanded Hours for Appointments!


The library is open by appointment

 Mon.-Thurs. 3 - 6 p.m.

Sat. 10-12:30

Make an appointment by calling the library, 827-2918 or emailing the director at

All persons entering the library MUST wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth.

Curbside service is available Mon.-Thurs. afternoons and Sat. mornings.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Open by Appointment (again)!

 Good news! We are moving into our next phase of "re-opening". Please keep in mind that due to the nature of the pandemic, we may go "back and forth" a bit depending on the risk level in our community/area as well as compliance by patrons in adhering to the following protocols.

Beginning on Tuesday, March 2nd

* The library will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 3 until 6 p.m. Anyone interested in coming in must make an appointment first by calling the library, 603-827-2918 or emailing the director at

* Only one person or family/household group, up to five people in all, will be allowed in at a time, and visits will be limited to 20 minutes. Please arrive promptly and leave after your 20 minutes is up, in order for surfaces to be wiped down before the next party arrives.

* All people entering the library must wear a face covering, please put it on before entering the building.

* When you first come in, there is a hand sanitizer dispenser mounted on the wall. Please sanitize your hands before coming into the main room.

*The bathroom is closed to the public at this time.

* Any items that you touch/handle but don't take out will need to be placed in the "Quarantine bin" which will be located in the center of the room. Items will be wiped down with disinfectant before being returned to the shelf.

* Computer usage must be arranged in advance. The librarian will not be able to assist patrons at the computer or printer/copier, and you must also bring your own "office supplies": staplers, pens, tape, etc.

* Curbside pickup of library materials will continue, and will be available Monday through Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

*Returned items should be put through the Book Return slot in the front door. (All returned materials are quarantined for 3 days before going back on the shelf.)

* Although we will be taking every precaution possible, we cannot guarantee that library material is free of the COVID-19 virus.

 ( Please no book sale items or donations at this time)

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Program about Railroads of Hancock and Harrisville

Don't miss this fascinating talk on the trains of Hancock and Harrisville from the Cheshire County Historical Society. This Saturday at 11:00am via Zoom! Click on the link to register.

Railroads of Hancock and Harrisville

Monday, November 23, 2020

Updated Information about the library


Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the area and state,  we have decided to move the library back to curbside services. Beginning Monday, November 30th we will no longer offer in-person browsing of items in the  library.  We will revisit the status of in-person browsing after the New Year.  All other services will continue, including curbside and Inter-Library Loan.  The book drop slot in the door is open for the return of library materials.  We are making this move in anticipation of the gathering happening around the holiday and the unfortunate increase in community spread throughout NH and surrounding states.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

New series for kids

 We have a new series of easy chapter books. Fans of Magic Treehouse books will enjoy the "I Survived" series, by Lauren Tarshis.

"Each book in my series tells a terrifying and thrilling story from history, through the eyes of a kid who lived to tell the tale."

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Story Time via Zoom

 As some of you know, our children's librarian Kris Finnegan has been doing Story Time and puppet shows on Facebook. Since some people don't use Facebook, she is going to try to move her programs to Zoom. They will be on Wednesdays. We are trying to get as many people to join in as possible and we'd like to know what time/times might be best for your families. Please let me know what you think and I will pass the info on to her.