Summer Hours!

We want to hear from you! When are you most likely to visit the library while enjoying summer activities? Take this quick survey and let us know!

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Center Harbor Memorial Day Parade

May 30th, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

*Line-up at 11:45 @ Chase Circle

Sight #1: Nichols Memorial Library

  • Reading by Veteran David Johnson: “The reason why the U.S. flag flies at half staff and is raised at noon”, followed by raising of the flag
  • Inter-Lakes Marching Band: “Stars and Stripes Forever”
  • Prayer:  Rev. Fred Doscher
  • Laying of the wreath on the War Memorial monument by Richard Drenkhahn

Sight #2: Town Docks

  • “Star Spangled Banner” played by the Inter-Lakes Marching Band                                      
  • Echo Taps
  • Wreath toss to lake by Bill Ricciardi

Sight #3:  Lakeview Cemetery across the street from the Congregational Church

  • Band plays “Washington Post March”
  • Message: Rev. Fred Doscher
  • Echo Taps
  • Laying of the wreath by Harry Viens

Guests: Inter-Lakes Marching Band & Singers, Band Director: Emily Eynon, Vet. David Johnson, Rev. Fred Doscher, Vet. Trip Cantwell with Korean War Army Jeep, Center Harbor Selectmen: Richard Drenkhahn, Bill Ricciardi & Harry Viens, Parks & Rec Director: Sandy Frost

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a book!

Come check out a classic childhood favorite, explore some of our newer titles, or jump into a thoughtful read to celebrate all those who take on the role of “Mom”!

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Happy Teachers Day!

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Squam Lakes Science Center opens May 1st!

The Squam Lakes Science Center offers incredible programs throughout their season for visitors of all ages to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! Be sure to reserve a pass from the Library!

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Summer Library Aide – James E. Nichols Memorial Library, Center Harbor, NH

Description: The Nichols Library Board of Trustees is searching for a friendly, reliable and detail-oriented person to work temporarily for our Library as Summer Aide under the direction of the Librarian during July and August.

Supervisor: The Summer Aide is accountable to and reports directly to the Librarian

Recommended Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of one (1) year of library or other relevant experience. Learns quickly, accepts direction easily, and follows instructions well. Ability to reshelve items based on the Dewey Decimal System and alphabetization. Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Familiarity with current library software (Atriuum) or willingness to learn. Pleasant, helpful and cooperative disposition.

Responsibilities: Primary duty is to help with circulation desk tasks as directed by the Librarian, such as answering phone calls and email, checking materials in and out, placing reserves on materials, assisting and registering new patrons, processing interlibrary loan requests, and reshelving materials. Other tasks may include providing computer assistance to patrons, organizing materials, updating social media and assisting with story times and reading incentive programs. Additional duties may be assigned by the Librarian.

Wages: Commensurate with education and experience. This is a temporary position for 10 hours/week
for 10 weeks.

Position Closing Date: June 1, 2022.

Starting Date: Week of June 27th. If you have any questions or for more information and a complete job description, contact Aisilyn Guivens, Librarian at 603-253-6950 or To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and two (2) letters of reference.

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New Items!

Visit the library or call to reserve!

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FREE Earth Day Presentation

All are welcome to join us for an Earth Day celebration and presentation by the NH NETWORK!

Registration is not required. In-person viewing will be available at the Meredith and Moultonborough Public Libraries!

Visit for the zoom link and more information!

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Celebrate with an Easter Egg Hunt!

Hosted by Center Harbor’s Parks and Recreation Department, children are invited to take part of the holiday festivities!

Don’t forget to stop by the library and check out some fun spring time reads! We will be open from 10:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!

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Wrapping up Library Appreciation Week

As we wrap up National Library Appreciation Week, it seems appropriate to end our fun facts with an interesting tidbit about our own library!

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