The Hill Public Library opened in 1893 in the Academy Hall in the old Hill Village with 105 volumes for its 116 patrons. Today, we have more than 13,000 volumes on hand for our patrons, with access to thousands more via interlibrary loans and downloadable books.
But our Library is much more than just a place to get a book. In addition, there are all kinds of programs for adults and children to enjoy, computers, copiers, and fax machines, a Book Club, Weight Management Group, Crafter’s groups, and special presentations. Every Tuesday from 10am to noon, residents can drop in at “Dewey’s Café” for a visit with friends and a cup of coffee. Come check things out!
Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.
Academy Building where HPL began in 1893
HPL New Village in 1942
Hill Public Library was established by town vote in March 1892. It opened its doors January 4, 1893, in the Academy Hall in the old Hill Village with 105 books and $15 from the town budget. When the town was moved in 1941, the library was moved as well into what is now the JD Blake Elementary School, then it was the Town Hall. It remained in that location until in 2001 when the number of students increased so that a larger school was necessary, and the town voted to swap locations. The library closed December 2001 and reopened in its present location September 2002. The first librarian was Mary L. Wheet , serving 1893-1907. Lynn Christopher is our current library director as well as the longest serving, since 2001.
MEET OUR LIBRARIAN
Lynn Christopher is a Massachusetts native who moved to New Hampshire in 1995. In 2001 she became the library director and was part of the library’s move to its current location in 2002. Lynn was awarded the NH Library Director of the Year in 2011. She is the library assistant for the Jennie D. Blake Elementary School in Hill. Lynn serves on the Friends of Hill Public Library, the Jennie D. Blake Elementary School Green Team, and the Webster Lake Ice Fishing Committee.
Lynn enjoys spending time with her family, Angela, Dean, and Dean Jr. Her hobbies include reading a good suspense novel and photography. Her cat, Rocky, is her favorite 4-legged companion.
Library Loan Policy
Library cards will be issued to Hill residents only. Persons under the age of 15 years must have a signed PARENTAL CONSENT FORM in order to obtain a card.
All materials are loaned for two weeks, and may be renewed once for the same loan period. Renewals may be made by phone, email, or in person. Materials not returned within one week following the “due date”, will be considered overdue.
Overdue Fee: $ .10/day for any item ($15 maximum)