Friendly check out service
FAX and photocopy service
Guessing games, riddles, and contests
Fun raffles and featured display case
(Ask about our Telescope)
Online research databases
Free Wireless (sorry, no wireless printing, yet)
Books on CD and Cassettes
Audio and Book Kits
Biography, Classics, Large Print and Magazines
Jigsaw Puzzle Table and Chess/Checkers Table
Puzzle & Paperback Swaps
Community Group Meetings
Ongoing-year-round Book Sale
Elevator for baby strollers, walking disabilities, heavy burdens, or just plain old "tired dawgs." Unattended children are not allowed use. Comfortable foyer and public restooms. Lower entrance leads to back parking lot.
Open by appointment, year round. Also open during the summer, on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The Second Tuesday of the Month
at 7:00 pm
Alton Book Chat, established in 1999,is a library-sponsored book discussion group that meets monthly in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room (lower level entrance), Gilman Library, 100 Main St., Alton, NH 03809.
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held on the second Tuesday each month, beginning at 7:00 pm. Call the library at 875-2550 to reserve your copy of the next book discussion title and get in on the fun!
The next Computer Basics for Beginners Class will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Computer Basics for Beginners
at 1:00-2:30 pm on the Fourth Thursday of the month, unless otherwise posted.
Please pre-register for each class. **No walk-ins, please.** If no one has pre-registered, there will be no instruction.
*FREE individual one-on-one instruction is also available, by appointment.*
The Gilman Library Writers Group is currently on hiatus until further notice.
If you are interested in participating when the group resumes, please let the library know and we will contact you. Please also let us know of your preferred and times for meetings. You may use the contact form on this website or call the library at 875-2550.
Make an appointment to Read with Ginnie the Reading Dog. She is an excellent listener!
Half-hour slots on Tuesday afternoons.
The Gilman Library is pleased to announce that thanks to the generous donation of time and services of Pete J. Robertson, you may now sign up for FREE guitar lessons at the Gilman Library. Anyone can participate. Sign-up early, because enrollment in this FREE program is limited to ONLY six lesson spots. This instruction is offered ONLY on Tuesdays and ONLY by appointment, for thirty-minutes of instruction between 4:00 pm and 6.30pm. There is no charge, it is FREE, but you must have YOUR OWN instrument.
On the Third Saturday of the month at 11:00 am.
LEGO Club meets the third Saturday of each month,from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, in the Children's Wing. If you are the first to arrive, Ask for the LEGOS at the circulation desk.
Check our Calendar for various programs.
Story Times are conducted at Whimsy Corner, in the Margaret E. Kayser Room (main floor, children's wing) during the school year, whenever school is in session. If the Alton schools are closed for holidays, vacations or inclement weather, the Story Time normally held on that day will also be canceled.
The Third Thursday at 4:00 pm.
Every third Thursday, we will show a teen movie at 4:00 pm in the Teen Zone! We welcome your input and suggestions as we choose the titles. Come on in, sit back, and enjoy the show!
The First Thursday of each month, at 2:00 pm.
On the first Thursday of each month, at 2:00 pm, the Gilman Library offers new and classic movies to enjoy with complimentary beverages and snacks to go hand in hand. You will also receive a raffle ticket for coming and have the chance to win that night's movie theme related prize. No sign-up is required. Come and enjoy the show! For more info, use our contact form or call 875-2550.