Please Note: We have a shiny new after-hours book drop
Please use our new book drop at the back door of the library. We'll continue to check the old one while our patrons adjust to this change. As always, we ask that you only use the book drop when we are closed. Kindly bring books in and return them on the circulation desk when we are open. Thanks!
Visit our Friendship Garden Behind the Library
The Friends of the Library have created a beautiful space with chairs and a bistro table for our patrons to enjoy. Feel free to take a moment to relax and admire the beautiful flowers and view of the Gazebo. Bring a book or a picnic lunch. It's there to share.
We have a lending telescope for avid stargazers! Check it out for one week and visit the heavens.
Check out our two genealogy databases to discover information about your family tree! Ancestry Library Edition may only be used at the library itself. Heritage Quest is able to be accessed from home. Stop by the library for pertinent access information. We also have great books on the topic for all ages!
Library materials belong to all of us. Please return borrowed items on time. Remember that items may be renewed by telephone as long as the item is not reserved for another patron. Have the item handy so you can supply the date due, the author and title. Thank you for your help!
The mission of the Philbrick-James Library is to provide a wealth of materials in a variety of formats to encourage a love of reading for education, information, and recreation and to foster a curiosity for
lifelong learning for all ages. We will create an atmosphere which is welcoming and inclusive. The library
will be an educational hub of the community, working with the public school and other agencies to provide the services which community members need.
We will seek to provide additional materials by borrowing through the inter-library loan system instituted by the New Hampshire State Library.
We will strive to meet recommended standards of library service when possible within budgetary constraints.