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.
Download Audio Books
||The Lisbon Public Library has joined the New Hampshire Audio Book Consortium.
Download audio books to your home computer. All titles can be transferred to compatible MP3 players and some can be burned to disc. You must have a valid Lisbon Public Library card.
Prefix your library card number with “4378”. Feel free to contact the library for assistance. We're pleased to provide this service to our patrons and hope that it is used and enjoyed by many.
|Books for Home Schoolers & Teachers|| |
The Lisbon Public Library was given many educational books that can be used by students being home schooled. The books may be checked out of the library for FOUR MONTHS. A complete list of the books can be seen here
|Lisbon Public Library Merchandise|| |
Now on sale at the library: Tee-shirts for Adults $10, Tee-shirts for Children $5, Hoodie Sweat Shirts with or without a zipper $30 and Book Bags $10. All merchandise has a Lisbon Public Library logo. All proceeds will be added to the library expansion fund. You can view the logo printed on the items here.
|Library Board of Trustees Meeting|| MondayAugust 5, 2013|
6:00-Open to the Public.
eBOOKS have been made available to NH libraries participating in the OverDrive Audio Book Consortium. See the OverDrive link above. For a tutorial on eBOOKS visit: slideshow
|For Students|| |
|Help with Downloading Books|| |
|Heritage Quest || |
Heritage Quest is now available for Lisbon Public Library patrons. Telephone the library for our username and password (838-6615) then visit Heritage Quest
|Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg|| |
|Internet Archive|| |
Enjoy more free books. Internet Archive
|Memorial Day Weekend|| |
The library will be closed on Saturday May 25th & Monday May 27th.
|Federal Taxes|| |
The IRS no longer provides the Lisbon Public Library with tax forms to distribute to the public. The IRS does provide tax forms and instructions for individuals to download and print out on its website, irs.gov. If you would like the IRS to mail forms to you call 800-829-3676.
|Library Bingo!|| |
For Adults & Teens! Pick up your Bingo card at the library. We have prizes from local businesses including Du-Ez, The American Flag Store, John Stark Coffee House and All Good Foods.
|Summer Reading Program|| Wednsday July 10, 2013|
Our summer reading program for young patrons will begin on July 10th at 1:00. We will meet on Wednesdays for an hour of stories, crafts and snacks. The final date is August 14th when we will be entertained by performer, Steve Blunt. This show is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and donations from the Saul O. Sidore Memorial Foundation in memory of Rebecca Lee Spitz.
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.
Click here for a list of donors to the expansion project
Click here to view images of the planned expansion
|Lisbon Public Library
45 School St.
Lisbon, NH 03585
Karla Houston, Librarian