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

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.You must have a valid Lisbon Public Library card. Prefix your library card number with “4378”.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00 Thursday August 8,2024

Open the public.

Help with Downloading Books

Downloading Help

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest is now available for Lisbon Public Library patrons. Email or telephone the library for our username and password (838-6615) then visit Heritage Quest

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from meetings of the Library Board of Trustees can be seen at the library upon request.

Seed Library

If you have unused seeds, bring them to the library. You can add them to our new seed library! Take any seeds that you would like and donate any seeds that you don't need. Herbs, flowers, vegetables...we'll take them all!

Magic Fred 11:00 Wednesday June 19

We will kick off our summer reading program with a show my Magic Fred!

Journey with Gertie 11:00 Wednesday June 26

A VW bus packed with costumes, crafts and a photo booth!

Fire Truck 11:00 Wednesday July 3

Assistant Fire Chief Houston will bring a fire truck to the library for kids to explore!

North Country Chamber Players 2:00 Thursday July 11

Members of the North Country Chamber Players will perform at the library. Children of all ages are welcome to attend!

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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