About the Library

History

History of LibraryIn 1891, the New Hampshire Legislature voted to donate 100 books to any town that established a library. Two years later the voters of Epsom accepted the books and appropriated $25 to set up its first library in the Warren Store. Seven years later, construction began on our current library on a donated tract of land. It was dedicated on a rain-drenched Old Home Day, August 22, 1902. There were 815 residents of Epsom at that time and the library owned 304 books. Total cost of the new facility was $942.26.

Today the Epsom Library has a collection of over 18,000 items. There are approximately 4,600 residents in town and over 2,000 library patrons. In the last several years the Library usage has increased dramatically and is expected to rise significantly as the town continues to grow.

 

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Library Staff

  • Nancy Claris – Library Director
  • Linda Sawyer – Library Clerk
  • Maggie Faneuf – Library Clerk
  • Janet Henry – Library Clerk
  • Vickie Benner – Youth Services

Volunteers

  • Dianne Bird
  • Miriam Cahill-Yeaton
  • Nancy Degnan
  • Leigh English
  • Barbara Harkness
  • Sarah Harkne
  • Dylan Lehrhaupt
  • Anne Moulton
  • Lucie Weeks
  • Barbara Wendler
  • Pat Wilcox

Trustees

  • Carole Brown
  • Bob Paine
  • Virginia Drew
  • Celeste Decker (Alternate Trustee)

Non-Resident Card Fees

  • Family card $65
  • Individual card $40
  • Senior card $25
  • Child card $15

Map/Directions

Epsom Public Library is conveniently located approximately 2 1/2 miles east of the Epsom Traffic Circle, after McDonalds on Route 4 (1606 Dover Rd). Use Google Maps below for precise directions.


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