Welcome to the  Haverhill Library Association

Serving our community since 1880

Latest News

News & Upcoming Events:

  • Our Summer Reading Program will begins July 2nd, and will run on Tuesdays from 10:30am-12pm through July 30th. Contact us to sign up, come join, and the Adventure Begins At Your Library!

  • We have 2 new Toniebox kits available for checkout! Kits include the Toniebox, charger, headphones, carrying case, and four Tonie characters. Learn about dinosaurs, astronauts and whales, listen to songs and hear stories from your favorite books!

  • Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium day passes: We are offering our patrons a day pass to the museum! This pass will admit two adults and their children to visit the museum with free admission! Please contact Nanci at the library to schedule your museum visit date. Made possible by our NH Charitable Foundation grant!

  • Pre-School Story Hour: Join us Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am at the library for stories, crafts, and fun on . Please Contact Us so we can provide ample supplies and space, and we look forward to seeing you there!


Other News:

  • The Quest for Happiness (9/12/2023) presented by Dr. Maria Saunders provided fascinating insight into the history, key elements, and current trends surrounding happiness. Click HERE to view the presentation deck.
  • The Local Writers Who Publish (8/29/2023) panel discussion was very well attended, and the panelists shared valuable insights into their publishing paths. In case you missed it, or would like to watch again, click HERE to view the recording courtesy of Whittaker Ingbretson of Chariot Arts Ltd.

Books & Resources

kids at the library

Two years ago, Haverhill Library received a grant from the Cogswell Benevolent Trust to fund our conversion to the Apollo Integrated Library System. The new system will allow patrons to view our card catalog online from their home computers and to reserve and check out books as well. The new system will also facilitate library management and administration.

This new system is a work in progress! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, check out other resources below or Contact Us.

Downloadable Books

Borrow books from your home computer through Downloadable Books. (Sign up at the library)

Haverhill Lib Inside

Sports Equipment

The library lends sports equipment for use on the tennis courts behind the library, available anytime (storage box at library’s rear door)

Computers and Internet Access

Public Access Computers Available during library hours                     

Fast Internet via 24/7 Wifi Hotspot outside the library on Court Street and tennis courts

Ways to join in

  • Book Club for Writers'
  • Weekly Fiction Writers Group
  • Children's summer reading program
  • Homeschooling families – Tuesday mornings at the library
  • Volunteer to help in the children's room (crafts, story reading and the summer reading program)
  • Volunteer to help with bill paying, record keeping, filing, mailings, building maintenance, yard, gardening, and odd jobs
  • Become a library trustee

Renovation Project

In 2020 we committed to a phased renovation to preserve, restore, and expand our 1840 Federal Style building in the heart of historic Haverhill Corner.  

national register of historical places

About the Library

The Haverhill Library Association has proudly served our community for over 140 years. 

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Haverhill Corner Historic District

*SOLD OUT - 3rd printing is underway*

A brief summary of its history and significance with pictures and descriptions of its historic buildings and homes. A 70-page reference book with pictures.


Haverhill Greeting Cards

A Winter's Day on the Commons

The picture is worth 1000 words. (4 ½ x 5 ½” and include envelopes)

$1.50 per card

10 Cards for $12

25 Cards for $25


Haverhill Library Association Notecards

Note the front of the cards is a sketch by Allianora Rosse, a noted botanical illustrator who lived for many years on Court Street. same image as the sketch. (3 ½ x 5” on buff stock and include envelopes)

$1.50 each


Book Bag

Small $12

Large $15


Library Building Sketch Print

The sketch was done by Allianora Rosse many years ago. She was an artist who lived in Haverhill Corner. We have several books in our collection with beautiful botanical illustrations drawn by Allianora.




This cookbook is 175 pages with an introduction and description of historic Haverhill Corner and appendices including nutritional tips and weights and measures conversations. Recipes were contributed by library patrons.


Support the Renovation

Donate to help the library rebuild our historic building