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
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 Second Thursday of the Month at 11:00 am
Caregiver Cafe, an outreach of Cornerstone VNA, to support Alton area family caregivers, meets in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room (lower level entrance), Gilman Library, 100 Main St., Alton, NH 03809.
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held on second Thursday of the Month at 11:00 am.
For details, call Janice Howard, Life Care Director, at 332-1133 x1108.
Thursdays, with I.T. Specialist, Josh Monaco
Need some computer help? Check in to the Gilman Library and book a twenty-minute appointment with I.T. Specialist, Josh Monaco, on Thursdays, between 11 am and noon or between 4 and 5 pm. CALL or DROP BY to book your appointment today!
Granny Apple meets here with preschoolers at 10:00 am on Wednesdays during the school year. She reads story books, plays the guitar, teaches songs, and involves the children in inter-active story-telling. Come on in and join the fun! If school is closed for vacation or weather closings, there is no Granny Apple. Check the library calendar for up-to-date information, or give the library a call at 875-2550.
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.
On the first Thursday of each month, at 2:00pm, 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
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 restrooms. 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.