Visitors often comment on how charming the Nichols Library is. What’s surprising, then, is that more people spend time enjoying its charms. It’s the perfect place to do some personal business. With our Wi-Fi network, plug-ins for electronics, and fax, scanning and printing capabilities, the library would make a perfect office on the fly. Just the thing for visitors or locals who need a quiet place to work. We can accommodate small meetings during library hours (just be sure to call ahead). Mom’s with kids? Our kid’s nook has toys a-plenty to keep your toddler occupied for a spell. And if you have kids or grand kids who would enjoy some read-aloud or sing-along time, talk with us! Or just come by for a bit to sit and read. There’s nothing like sitting in a pleasant space and letting the imagination run free for re-charging one’s mental batteries. Find one of our comfy chairs by the fireplaces and settle in. Take this quick virtual tour to find your favorite cozy corner.
A message from the Board of Trustees
Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus, the Nichols Library is now closed at least through May 5th. All due dates for books and other materials remain suspended. Please keep borrowed materials for the time being and do not return them to the Library dropbox.
The Library Board of Trustees continues to discuss how our Library can continue to provide meaningful services. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Stay well.
The NML Board of Trustees, 3/23/2020
Latest information on COVID-19 from New Hampshire’s Dept of Health & Human Services
Online Meet-ups, books and video
We hope our Patrons will take advantage of the online services our Library offers. We are providing online programs and meet-ups via Zoom. Follow our website for meeting dates and invites. NH/Ovedrive offers downloadable eBooks, audios, and magazines. Hoopla offers streaming audio and eBooks, movies and music. You will need your library card number to register; contact us if you do not know your card number. Follow our updates for other available resources
Register for a library card
To sign-up for a temporary card, start here.
Call 603-253-6950 or email us.
35 Plymouth Street, Center Harbor NH 03226-1339
Hours of operationThe library is closed until further notice. Regular hours are MWF, 10-6 and T,TH,S from 10-1.
Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin