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.
Holiday Closings (when a holiday falls between Tuesday and Saturday)
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. .
Please note that the meeting room is for nonprofit activity. Fees and admission must not be charged. You may collect reimbursement from attendees for supples used. If a tuition for classes is charged - this must be collected off-site.
Please review the policies below and guidelines and then call us with your requested times and telephone number.
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.
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.
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