SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
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!
FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
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 afternoon's movie theme-related prize.
In lieu of specific library passes, Gilman Library cardholders may visit any museum or educational attraction of choice and return with a receipt within thirty days, to request a reimbursement of up to $20 per visit, up to three times per calendar year.
1. Limited to library card holders in good standing.
2. Patrons must submit stubs or receipts to have a reimbursement check issued for up to $20.00 per family per visit with a limit of $60.00 per year.
3. Receipts must be submitted within 1 month of the visit.
If you are visiting the Whimsy Corner at the Gilman Library, with your grown-up, please ask for your Whimsy Corner Card. You can get a stamp on the card for each visit (and one on your hand, too if you'd like!). After ten visits and the card is full and you can pick a free prize, and get a new Whimsy Corner Card.
ON SUMMER HIATUS
Granny Apple meets here with preschoolers at 10:30 AM on alternate Wednesdays during the school year. She reads storybooks, plays the guitar, teaches songs, and involves the children in interactive story-telling. Come on in and join the fun!
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. Check the library calendar for up-to-date information, or give the library a call at 875-2550.
IN JULY AND AUGUST
“The Everywhere Man” will be performing at the Gilman Library on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM, through July and August. He will be alternating the Wednesday morning time slot with Granny Apple’s Story Time through the school year.
The singer and guitarist will be providing entertainment for the preschool age group, their parents and caregivers, as well as older children and adults. You do not have to be a preschooler to enjoy his performance.
Checkout our Telescope!
We also offer:
Contests & Raffles
Friendly check out service
FAX and photocopy service
Guessing Games and Riddles
Featured Display Case
Online research databases
Printing (15 cents / sheet)
(sorry, no wireless printing, yet)
Books on CD
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 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.