Welcome to Gilman Library

Thank you to the Scouts Troup 53 and the Alton Garden Club

 The Trustees and Staff of the Gilman Library would like to extend a sincere thank you to the local  Scouts Troup 53, and the Alton Garden Club for their combined efforts to beautify the Library grounds The Scouts came out and volunteered  their time and hard work to help members of the Garden Club who were  working on the library grounds on Saturday, May 18th.

 (courtesy photo -  J. Tuttle) 

Nanny Rosebud Programs have been discontinued


Author Visit with K. Peddlar Bridges

7:00pm, Thursday, June 7th, in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room

 K. Peddlar Bridges (aka The Roadpoet is a Rock and Roll Bikerpoet and Motorcycle Historian)
will visit the Gilman Library to talk about his book Laconia Motorcycle Week 1916, The Beginning … ,  which gives a historical view of the motorcycling in the United States,  over one hundred years ago.  It includes a brief history of Weirs Beach  and a chapter detailing the event in 1916 that would become Laconia  Motorcycle Week.  One  enthusiastic review on Amazon states that  "Laconia  Motorcycle Week 1916" is a well-researched and documented history of  the annual gathering of bikers in Laconia, New Hampshire. This is also a  fun read, well-written, of personal experiences - great stories!"

K.  Peddlar Bridges is the Publisher and Editor of Roadpoet eMagazine, a  longtime Senior Columnist for the Connecticut Cruise News Newspaper, The  cable TV host for Roadpoets’ Studio, featured in Beverly Mass. Ipswich  Mass and Laconia NH and the former Poet Laureate for The Connecticut  Super Sunday Expo ®. 

Alton Hannaford Helps Gilman Library Again In June 2018


We are so excited to be chosen for the third time for the Hannaford Community Bag program.  During the month of June, for every Community Bag sold at the Alton Hannaford, on 80 King's Hwy, we get $1!  Participating in the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program is a great way to continue to support us.

We appreciate all your support!  

The program raised $38 for the library in November 2016 and then in July 2017, another $26 was raised for the Gilman Library.  So remember to pick up your reusable bag during the month of June. 

Thank you for your help!

Gilman Library


Tuesday & Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  


100 Main Street

Alton, NH  03809


Telephone:  (603) 875-2550 

FAX:  (603) 875-3382

Texting SMS number: (603) 267-4302