WE WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY and contruction continues next week.  Operating hours may change and will be posted on the door and online until phone issues are resolved. 

Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library


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Special operating hours for November 22-26

 

Library Hours

The following schedule reflects the changes during the holiday week combined with construction closures: 

603-654-2581

Tuesday, November 22 : 12:00-7:00
Wednesday, November 23: 9:30-5:00
Thursday, November 24: closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 25: closed
Saturday, November 26: 9:30-1:30 ( regular hours)

Free wi-fi is always available in our parking lot and across the street at the police station. 

Notices 

We are getting new phones!  The installation and training are both happening NOW and we apologize for any confusion or delay. If you have any issues, email us at   wiltonlibrarynh@gmail.com

"Christmas Snow", a New Hampshire holiday play set in 1938 by Donald Hall, will be presented in the library rotunda on Wed, Dec 7th at 4pm. Free admission, space is limited, email us or call 603-654-2581.

Jolabokaflod! aka" Christmas Book Flood"- celebrate the Icelandic tradition of receiving new books and chocolate to enjoy on Christmas day- beginning December 13th at 10 until we eat all the chocolate! 

View the library calendar for a complete list of upcoming community and library events in the library or online.

   
 

 

Contact & Location

7 Forest Road
PO Box 420
Wilton NH 03086

Map & Directions
(603) 654-2581
wiltonlibrarynh@gmail.com

 

 

Click here for the town website.

 

News:

Trustees Meeting

The next Trustees meeting will be held on Friday, December 16 at 8am in the historical meeting room of the library. 

Ring the doorbell for access to the meeting.

New Director

Our new director is Jane Nikander, stop in to say hello next time you swing by the library.

Wilton Collaborative Space

The Wilton Public And Gregg Free Library has partnered with other community organizations to create a collaborative space for town events.  Click here to see upcoming programs on the WCS calendar.  While on the calendar, click on your specific program for more information. 

 

New to town? New to the library?
Get started now!

If you live, work, own property, or go to school in Wilton, you qualify for a free library card. Others can purchase a card for $30 per year.  Click here to find out more about your permanent library card.  For a temporary library card, patrons can sign up online by following the instructions below. Temporary cards may take a few days to process.

Sign Up Online

1) Open our Library Catalog
2) Click "Sign Up" under the log in box in the upper right hand corner of the catalog home page.
3) Fill out the form.
4) Once you are approved, you can enjoy full access to our online materials.

 Find instructions for logging into your digital library here.

 

 

Downstairs

At The Library:

Children's

and 

Young Adult

Collections

Picturebook Room

 

The Picturebook room is full of new books, old favorites, and pictures of a giant train on the windows!  Those pictures help us "track"  kids participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. This room provides the perfect place to do a puzzle together, read a book on the sofa, or play with the activity cube near our boardbooks.

Chapter Book Room

 

Award winning books are on display in our Chapter Book room, and there are also biographies, graphic novels, audiobooks, and movies to enjoy.  Parenting books have been relocated near the leveled readers and the non-fiction collection.  It's a room full of wonderful books!  And of course, our giant teddy bear is waiting for a snuggle and a story...

Young Adult Room

 

The computers in the Young Adult (YA) room are being updated and will be available for use soon.  Future plans include a monthly Switch competition and game night for our teen patrons.  We have lots of new YA books on display and a large section of manga and YA graphic novels.  Check out some library programs for teens through the Wilton Collaborative Space.

The Hub

 

The Hub remains the center of the children's area, where friendly librarians can be found checking out books and answering questions. Our Parent Corner bulletin board is filled with useful information and the crafts table always has something to color. The computers are being updated and should be available soon for homework, games, or looking up your next favorite book! 

Our Collections

 

We offer a variety of materials, formats, and even hardware to borrow at your convenience.  Visit us in person and pick up a book, a movie, a puzzle, a backpack kit, a chromebook to use, and more!

Virtually, you can find printed materials, audiobooks, e-books, magazines, movies, and other items through our catalog If you want something not found in our catalog, Inter-Library Loan allows us to locate and lend materials from other libraries througout the state of New Hampshire. 

 Click here to request something through Inter-Library Loan today.

If you have any questions about our collections, or availability of resources, give us a call at (603) 654-2581 or email:  wiltonlibrarynh@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Databases & Tools:

You can access the following databases using our card catalog. They are located in the column titled " Electronic Resources" : 

Young Adults Programming – Butler Public Library

 

Improve your grades, your writing, your test scores, career, and more with live online tutoring from Brainfuse. Log in with your library card to get started.

 

 

Ancestry Library Edition at Home | Daland Memorial Library

 

Access thousands of historical records, photos, documents and more right from home with Ancestry.com Library Edition.

 

Logo for AtoZdatabases

 

AtoZdatabases is ideal for business and fundraising research. Find mailing lists, business information, sales leads, job openings and more.

 

Use NoveList Plus to search for your next great book.Novelist Plus – J.V. Fletcher Library

Current Newspapers

 

Read local and national newspapers for free with NewsBank, including the New Hampshire Union Leader and the Concord Monitor. To access NewsBank, just sign in to the card catalog with your library card.  Then click on the NewsBank logo found in the "Electronic Resources" column. 

Click here to access NewsBank through our card catalog.

 

The Wall Street Journal is also available online through our card catalog- follow the instructions above, then click on  Logo for Wall Street Journallogo to create your account.

 

Streaming Content:

hoopla

Stream Movies & Music straight to your mobile device or television FREE with your library card. Download e-books and audiobooks to your tablet, e-reader, or desktop. Borrow up to eight items a month just by logging in with your WPGFL library card! Browse the hoopla catalog here.

 

 

libby

Libby offers e-books and audiobooks with NO LIMIT on the number of borrows monthly--totally free with your library card. If you don't have an e-reader or mobile device that supports the app, download the book straight from our catalog to your computer. Get started with the app here.

 

New In Print:

Books:

 

 

Audio Books on CD:

 

 

DVDs:

 

Reserve A Space

Wilton organizations may reserve space at the library for meetings or programs. Indoor spaces include the library rotunda, the historical meeting room, and areas in the youth library.  Outdoor spaces include the Smart Park area with tables and benches.  A Wilton citizen must apply for the space, and the application must be approved by the library director.  Click here for more information about the library campus. 

Download the application for use of library meeting spaces and submit via email (or print) or give us a call at (603) 654-2581.  

 

Weather Station

Do you like your weather REALLY local? Open a free account on Weatherlink and see exactly what the weather's like at the library!  Our weather station, mounted next to the raised garden bed, provides the temperature, air quality, wind speed and direction, and more.  Once you're registered on Weatherlink, click "get started" in the Basic column for a free account.  Click here to see the Weatherlink map and get started. 

 

Our Historic Building:Quote from Hon David Gregg

 

Designed by the Boston architectural firm of McLean & Wright, the library building is a superb example of the Neoclassical style prevalent among monumental architecture between 1900 to 1920.

 

At a Special Town Meeting, held December 11, 1907, the townspeople of Wilton accepted the gift of the Hon. David A. Gregg (1840-1928) of the land and building known as the Gregg Free Library. According to Gregg's wishes, the library building and land is owned by the Town of Wilton, but controlled and managed by a Board of Trustees. In a "Deed of Gift”, Gregg asks that the building be used only as a public library and for the preservation of historical articles and other purposes of the library. In 1912, the Hon. David A. Gregg, showing his continued interest in Wilton and the library, gave to the town an endowment of $25,000.00 to be maintained and managed by the Board of Trustees. Through the years many other generous endowment funds and gifts have been donated to the library with supplemental appropriations by the Town of Wilton.