In extreme weather conditions, tune to WMUR or your local radio for updates regarding the library closing. Please note that the library closes and programs are canceled when Alton Central School and Prospect Mountain High School have a weather closing. In the event of a delayed opening, all morning programs are canceled. Please tune to WMUR or your local radio for updates.
If Alton Central School and Prospect Mountain High School are closed due to inclement weather conditions, the Gilman Library will be closed and all library-sponsored programs will be canceled. If there is a school delay, the library will be open. If inclement weather and poor travel conditions occur in the evening, on a weekend, or on a school vacation day, the library may be closed or close early, at the discretion of the Library Director. In all cases of library weather closings, please check with WMUR for the latest updates.
The Gilman Library offers a wonderful feature for text messaging. Gabbie℠ Text-a-Librarian is a way to communicate with staff during open hours and also get automated renewal service 24/7. Our circulation also utilizes the library SMS (short message service) number, 603-267-4302, for automated text notifications.
Most of our Patrons report that they love this feature. However, some customers have reported random delivery issues with text messages. Sometimes they do not receive their text messages, even though their carriers reported the message as 'Delivered' in the Gilman Library Notification report.
To be sure that this does not happen with your messages, just add our Gabbie℠ SMS number, 603-267-4302 to your phone's Contact List, and the messages will get through. If you have been having problems, let us know immediately, and we will test it.
Along that same line, please also bookmark our Gilman Library email, firstname.lastname@example.org, in your Email Contact List, to ensure you receive check-out receipts or other notices that might be diverted to your Spam folder or permanently blocked by your email provider.
Now you can request directly through NHU-PAC NHAIS Share-It. You are limited to three requests per week.
Please continue to place your reserves first through our catalog, for titles that we hold in the Gilman Library. There is no limit on these reserves. If we do not own the title, then proceed with your interlibrary loan request. All interlibrary loan requests must be for items older than six months.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CHECK OUR CATALOG FIRST.
To place your interlibrary loan request:
* Go to: https://nhais.agshareit.com
* Click [Please login]
* Select your library [NHHSDE : Alton - Gilman]
* Enter your patron barcode number and your password
* Search for your title.
* Request title.
* Verify that the form is accurate and submit.
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This service is for your convenience. You may also call or email to place a request, or drop off a completed request form at the circulation desk, if you prefer.
The Gilman Library is pleased to offer the WHIMSY CORNER CARD for our younger patrons. Ask for your WHIMSY CORNER CARD at the circulation desk. Every time you visit the WHIMSY CORNER in The Margaret E. Kayser Room (youth wing), you may have your card punched at the circulation desk. After ten punches, you may choose a prize from the prize kettle.Granny Apple visits on Wednesdays at 10:00 am for an exciting Story Time. There are games and puzzles and LEGOS and all kinds of imaginative and creative learning toys to enjoy, as well as comfortable child-sized seating and tables for the perfect place to read or create.
You are missing out if you are not checking out the TEEN ZONE located in The Margaret E. Kayser Room (youth wing). An audio listening station, a DVD viewing center, laptop chairs, a cafe table and all kinds of comfortable floor seating options are offered for you to use. Come in to lounge and read your favorite authors, chat with favorite friends, or hangout with a headset playing your favorite music.
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.
The back is entrance convenient to the parking lot, handicap access, restrooms, and elevator access to the main floor. Also houses our ongoing-year-round discarded book sale.
Please call the library to book your event. We will require contact information before placing your reservation on the booking calendar.
In lieu of Library Passes to specific museums, the Gilman library offers a Museum Pass Reimbursement Plan. If you are a library card holder in good standing, you may participate. Simply submit your receipt to have a reimbursement check issued for up to $20.00 per cardholder per visit with a limit of $60.00 per year. Receipts must be submitted within one month of the visit. Patrons may visit any museum or educational attraction of their choice.
We offer a Community Jigsaw puzzle, The Ever-ready Chess Game, and The Friends Corner Store, in the Adult Wing - The John D. & Anna L. Williams Room. You can find comfy rockers, soft sofas, spacious work tables, and plenty of magazines, paperbacks and books to read.
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