Upcoming Holiday Schedule & Happenings

Although the calendar tells us it is autumn, it sure does feel like winter arrived today!  The seasons are quickly changing and the holidays are fast approaching.  Our summer schedule ends this Saturday, November 17.  Please note the updated hours of operation:

  • Tuesday:  9 AM-5 PM
  • Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday:  10 AM-6 PM

In the event of inclement weather, closings/delays will be announced via the WMUR-TV closings tickler and Facebook postings.

The library will be closed on the following days during the holiday season:

  • November 22 & 23:  Thanksgiving 
  • December 25:  Christmas Day
  • January 1, 2019:  New Year’s Day

Our Dewey’s Coffee Cafe program will continue through the winter months on Tuesdays, 10 AM-Noon, unless the library is closed due to weather conditions.  We will be organizing a few special events to be held at Dewey’s over the next several months.  Beat the winter blues- make a plan to get out and join us for coffee and chat!

The Friends of Hill Public Library will once again be hosting its Polar Express Pajama Party on December 7.  Last year’s event was quite a success and we look forward to making this an annual Christmas tradition.  This  program is free and registration is not required.

A conversation with the Big Guy!

If you’d like to be included on our email list,  please contact us at hillpubliclibrary@comcast.net.





Book Club News

The schedule for our Book Club meetings has changed! The group meets this month on Wednesday, October 24, at 10:30 AM, to discuss The Child by Fiona Barton. Copies are available now for borrowing at the library. 

Beginning in November, meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM.  We hope that this time will be more convenient for those who don’t like driving after dark.  Please check our Programs/Events page in the future for upcoming titles.

Special Dewey’s Coffee Cafe Program

In celebration of the Hill Public Library’s 125th birthday, on August 21 from 10 AM-Noon (weather permitting), our weekly Dewey’s Coffee Cafe program will feature an open-air concert by Little Davey and the Rolling 88’s. This edition of “Dewey’s”  will be held by the town pond across the street from the library. Some table seating will be available, but feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Light refreshments and birthday cake will be served, and we’re planning on a few party games for children of all ages! There is no cost to attend the celebration and all are welcome.

“Little Davey” aka David Lockwood was featured on NH Chronicle last month.  Check out the segment here.


The Fairy House/Gnome House Building program planned for this Saturday, August 4, has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule to a future date sometime in the fall.  We apologize for any inconvenience!

There will be no Library Board of Trustees meeting this month.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,September 12 at 2:30 PM.

Summer News & Events

Effective July 1, the library will be open for business on Saturdays.

Our Summer Program, “Libraries Rock!”, kicks off on Tuesday, July 10 with a performance by Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley.  Check out the “SRP” page for more info on all the events and activities planned for this summer. The Friends of Hill Public Library will be hosting several fairy house/gnome house building sessions, starting Saturday, August 4 at 10 AM.  More details will be coming soon.

Thanks to the Friends of HPL, the library has passes available for Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and NH State Parks.  You can check these out just like a book and enjoy some summer fun at a reduced cost.  Passes may be reserved for any day of the week.  Call or email for more information.

The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.