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Welcome to the Lisbon Public Library serving the communities of Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff New Hampshire. Lisbon is a community of 1587 people situated alongside the Ammonoosuc River in the White Mountains. The Library resides on School Street, in a brick building that was constructed in 1926 by a joint gift from Harry Chandler, former Landaff boy who became editor of the Los Angeles Times, and of Herbert Moulton. The library collection and needs of the community have changed somewhat since 1926 and building expansion plans including a handicapped accessible entrance have been drawn up. Fund raising efforts are under way and grants are being sought in order to pay for the much needed addition.
The Lisbon Public Library houses 9,881 volumes available for circulation. New materials, fiction and non fiction for children and adults, are being added to the collection all of the time. We take part in the state wide NH interlibrary loan system and are happy to borrow for library patrons needed materials that are not owned in Lisbon. To view materials owned by other libraries in New Hampshire visit the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog.
In 2002 the Lisbon Public Library received a grant to hire an architect to assess needs in the building and design plans to meet those needs. The primary improvements needed are features that will make the building in agreement with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act which was signed into law in 1990.
The architect firm, The Preservation Partnership, drew plans for the addition that
address those ADA needs. The addition to the library will include a new entrance that will
include a lift to both the main floor of the library as well as the lower level. The
addition also includes ADA compliant restrooms and shelving space for the library’s ever
expanding collection. The lower level will consist of a community meeting room and an
expanded historical society display area. The plans also include outdoor additions; a deck
overlooking the Ammonoosuc River and a story bowl for programs and events.
|Lisbon Public Library
45 School St.
Lisbon, NH 03585
Karla Houston, Librarian