Gilman Library

Welcome to Gilman Library

Courtesy photo - Marty Cornelissen - 2018

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The library will be closed all day on Wednesday, September 25th for Staff Training.  We apologize for your inconvenience.  Thank you for your  understanding.

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Gilman Library  Survey September 2019    

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Check-a-Tech moves from Thursday to Friday ~ THIS WEEK ONLY ~  We apologize for your inconvenience. 

(POSTED Tuesday, September 17, 2019)  

Museum Passes

Participate in our Museum Pass Reimbursement Plan.  Library cardholders (in good standing) may visit any museum of choice.  Just bring in a receipt within thirty days of your visit to qualify for reimbursement of up to $20 per visit, up to three visits per year, per card, as funds are available.  


Story Time with Granny Apple WEDNESDAYS at 10:00 AM

Story Time with Granny Apple resumes with a new day and time, beginning at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 2nd.   Story Times are conducted in the Margaret E. Kayser Room (main floor,  children's wing) on Tuesday's 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.

An Invitation

Many community groups and organizations book  their meetings in our Agnes Thompson Meeting room on the lower level.   You are welcome to host your meeting here.  All meetings are to be  not-for-profit, open to the public and no monies charged for entrance.  Just a friendly reminder:  Monies for supplies may be collected, but sales of products are  forbidden.  We do allow authors to sell their books at library-sponsored  events.  Please think of us when searching for a venue for your group.  

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We appreciate your generous donations of gently used items.  However, due to limited space, all donations need to be approved* at the circulation desk, rather than deposited in the after-hours-book-return-drop-box.   

DVDs and CDs must never be dropped into the after-hours-book-return-drop-box, as they can be damaged by incoming returns.   

The after-hours-book-return-drop-box is for just for returns only, returned after hours only.   All other items should be returned directly to the circulation desk.  

*Due to limited space, donations to our book sale must be gently used, and no older than five years.  Additional criteria must be met to add items to the collection.

Thank you for your considerate cooperation.





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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) 651-0737

Texting SMS number: (603) 267-4302  

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