About the Library

The Wilmot Public Library is home to a collection of more than 8,000 books including the newest bestsellers, thrilling mysteries, cherished classics, and plenty for children and teens to read. We also have an entertaining collection of DVDs and audio books.

Our library participates in the New Hampshire Downloadable audio and e-book consortium, so with your library card you have access to this collection from your home computer.


The library also offers an array of interesting and educational programs for adults, children, and families. Check out the calendar to see what fun event is happening next!



History

Wilmot residents have been fortunate to have a library since 1898. Originally it operated out of private homes. The collection was moved to a room over the town hall in 1924, and there was even a branch of the library in Wilmot Flat in the old Wilmot Community Center building.

In 1972 the Town acquired the one-room schoolhouse in Wilmot Center next to the Town Hall that has seen many changes since it opened, including an addition in 1991. The original back wall of the building ended where the juvenile section is currently located. The addition is the carpeted area beyond.

To build this addition, grants were written, bids were obtained, and a warrant article was written asking the town for $25,000. Thelma Minard did her homework and wrote a long speech detailing the need for the addition, which she presented at Town Meeting. No one asked a question, and the vote was unanimous to appropriate the money!

Our wonderful library continues to benefit from the on-going support of our community.


2016 LIBRARY OF THE YEAR
The Wilmot Public Library enjoyed a talk by NY Times Best Seller Children's Book author David Elliott before receiving the 2016 Library of the Year award from the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association. Community members received "We 💚 our Library" t-shirts thanks to sponsors Walker Automotive, Scotts Yard Care, Jewell Excavation, and CWS Fencing. Delicious refreshments were provided by the Friends of the Wilmot Public Library.