Statement from Gilsum Library 

We always consider the safety and security of our Library family our highest priority. In light of the current coronavirus concerns, we would like to share the steps the Gilsum Public Library has in place to help keep our community safe and healthy. We will continue to share information as available. 

For now, the library will not be holding public hours. All events and meetings are postponed. As a precautionary measure we are closed until further notice. The staff will work from home to keep our business operations moving along as smoothly as possible, while doing our part to contribute to the safely and well being of our community. Amid this fast-developing situation, our current plan is to follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations.

 We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines to regularly wash their hands, cover a cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue, and remain at home when they are feeling unwell.

We are taking an aggressive approach to cleaning and sanitizing including ensuring that we are using the best products available to us to disinfect surfaces.

 We understand during difficult times, people often turn to the Library for hope, inspiration, courage, escape and normalcy . We realize that we have an important role to play as we serve the town of  Gilsum and our visitors.  

Anyone wishing specific books can contact the Library at 352-4826 and leave a message, you may also email A member of the Library will get back to you with instructions on picking up books. Returns can still be made at the outside depository.

You may also use our downloadable book consortium available to card holders at

Thank you for supporting us at a crucial time, and thank you for your part in keeping our community safe and healthy!

Bruce Murphy, Chairperson Gilsum Public Library

650 Route 10, Gilsum, NH 03448
Library Hours
Wednesday 4-6
Saturday 11-1pm
Or by appointment at 352-4826.

Library Staff

Gail Bardwell, librarian; Lisa Warren, assistant; Jackie Merrill, assistant

Library Trustees

Library trustee page

Library Board of Trustees Meetings

  • The second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Library
  • Minutes of Trustees meetings are in the display case outside the library.

Book Club

Our book club meets at 7 pm on the last Tuesday of the month. They read and discuss novels, memoirs and biographies. Everyone is invited to attend. Copies of the latest book are available at the desk. More information may be obtained by calling the library, 352-4826 or Karen Hastings, 352-1401.

2018 GPL Stats:

1401 visits to GPL
1827 materials borrowed from GPL
10,882 volumes
10 magazine subscriptions
111 audios
296 videos & CDs
29,514 E-books available through NH downloadable
19,350 downloadable audio book titles through NH Downloadable

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