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Plaistow Public Library
Plaistow Public Library
85 Main Street - Plaistow, NH 03865
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Plaistow Public Library

Open for Business

Good news for the community!

We are very pleased to make the following announcement.

Last year, on March 17, 2020, we closed the library "until further notice." Since then, we have been open for business in a variety of ways, and now a year after the pandemic began, we are pleased to announce a new phase of service. Effective 9AM on Monday, March 22, we will open with the following rules in place:

1. The library is open for walk-ins for browsing, borrowing, copies, printing, and other short visits. We will also continue to take appointments for computers, notary services, and passports.

2. Visitors can spend up to 1 hour per day in the building; computer use will be extended up to 1 hour maximum.

3. Drive-up curbside service will remain available for everyone.

4. Returned items will be quarantined for 1 day, down from 3 days, which will safely speed up hold wait times. No late fees will be enforced by PPL or Sandown. Note: Kimball Library does charge late fines.

5. Our Nelson Room (max 12 people) and History Room (max 3) will be available to outside groups. Reservations may be made on our website.

6. Lastly, masks are still required for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

As always, we will continue to monitor local conditions very closely and will make adjustments as appropriate. We are excited for this newest phase and hope to see more of you in the months ahead. Please share the good news with your neighbors and friends!
March 19, 2021 

  • See the World!

    Yes, we are a passport application acceptance facility! We can submit your application for a new adult passport, a child's passport, or the renewal of a passport issued more than 15 years ago.

    This service is by appointment only. Please call ahead at 382-6011. 
    Passport picture

  • Your Library To-Go!

    Our Digital Library is always open!

  • Facebook Live Story Time!

    Miss Jenn goes live every Friday morning! 

    Story Time with Miss Jenn on Facebook Live

    Be sure to tune in on Facebook Live every Thursday morning for Story Time with Miss Jenn! 

  • We're Open!

  • Trivia Smackdown 4

    Join us once again as we get nerdy with our friendly rivals from Haverhill. Click the image to register. 

    Trivia Smackdown 4 with Haverhill Public Library

  • Arbor Day Program: Champion Trees

    Join Kevin Martin for a special Arbor Day program as we celebrate the biggest trees in the state. As a bonus, Jim Peck of the Plaistow Historical Society will show us Plaistow's largest trees past and present.  Martin is the author of "Big Trees Of New Hampshire," which describes 28 hikes to find 85 of the largest trees on public land in the Granite State. This event is limited to 10 in-person attendees and will be broadcast live online. Click the image to register.