Library Hours
Tuesday 2:30 – 6:00
Wednesday 10:30 – 12:30
Thursday 5 – 7
Saturday 10 – 2
Or by appointment at 352-4826
gilsumlibrary@comcast.net

Updated Statement from The Gilsum Public Library

Updated 12/18/2021

We always consider the safety and security of our Library family our highest priority. Considering the continuing concerns and the fact that children and some adults have not been vaccinated, we would like to share the steps the Gilsum Public Library will follow to help keep our community safe and healthy.

We are now seeing higher COVID-19 infection numbers than at any point in the pandemic’s history locally. Based on recommendations from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and a recent vote by the City of Keene to reinstitute an indoor face mandate, the library will make the following changes effective immediately,

The Gilsum Public Library will require masks be worn by anyone visiting the library during open hours unless under the age of 5 or for whom wearing a mask is medically a challenge. We will have masks on hand should you need one. We also have hand sanitizer available. Should you choose not to wear a mask and do not fit the exceptions, you may be banned from the library.

Anyone unwilling to wear a mask but wishing specific books, can contact the library at 352-4826 and leave a message. You may also email gilsumlibrary@comcast.net.. Returns can still be made at the outside depository. You may also use our downloadable book consortium available to card holders at http://nh.lib.overdrive.com.

Members of town groups or committees using the space for meetings after Library hours, may use their discretion as to wear a mask or not. We are reinstating a wipe down policy for those groups.

Thank you for supporting us as we begin a new phase and thank you for your part in keeping our community safe and healthy!

Bruce M Murphy, Chairperson
Gilsum Public Library Board of Trustees


Library Staff

 Librarian Lenoir Law and Assistant Lisa Warren. 

Library Trustees

Library trustee page

Library Board of Trustees Meetings

  • The second Wednesday of each 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

650 Route 10, Gilsum, NH 03448


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