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 and EBooks

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.

Library Events

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Monday May 8, 2017

6:30-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

Slime Kids

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

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.

Nook Periodicals

We are disappointed to announce that the Nook Periodicals will be discontinued this winter. As much as we wish to continue providing digital magazines, Barnes & Noble*, the company providing the digital magazines, no longer collaborates with our eBook and audiobook vendor. About half of the titles will expire in early January and the rest of the titles will expire in March. *Note that your existing Nook eReader should continue to work as it always has with eBooks and audiobooks.

3rd Annual Plant & Bake Sale Saturday May 20,2017

9:00-12:00 If you would like to donate plants or baked goods for the sale please drop them off at the library on Friday May 19th (11:00-5:00) or on Saturday morning. Be sure to stop by the library on the 20th and get some beautiful plants for your garden and delicious treats for your table!

Summer Reading Program

Wednesdays @ 1:00 June 28th-July 19th. Stories, guests, crafts & snacks. All children are welcome!

Magic by George Wednsday June 28, 2017

Summer Reading Program Kickoff! (1:00) Join Magic By George for a fast-paced, high-energy show full of surprises and fun-filled family entertainment. George continually travels across the country and around the world entertaining audiences large and small with his unique blend of award winning magic. He has appeared on the "CBS Early Show", at Sesame Street's "Fun to be One" celebration in New York City, and performs regularly at Universal Studios' City Walk in Los Angeles, CA. His reputation has earned him some of Magic's highest awards and honors. In addition, George has also been voted "Favorite Family Entertainer" two years in a row by The Parents' Paper! (Funding for the Kids, Books and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.)

Expansion Plans

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

Operating Hours:
Monday 11:00-5:00
Wednesday 11:00-5:00
Thursday 2:00-6:00
Friday 11:00-5:00

Karla Houston, Librarian

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