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Our library is dependent on the goodwill and support from our patrons and community.  While we receive town and precinct appropriations to help fund our operations, that tax-based funding covers less than half of our operating budget, the remainder must come from donations such as yours and other sources such as grants from foundations and charitable trusts.  


RAFFLE TICKETS on sale now for our Phase 2 Building Project

Participate in our raffle going on now through September 29th.  The winners for 10 fantastic baskets packed with a variety of items from local businesses and supporters will be drawn on September 30th.   Click here to be redirected to the Home page, and scroll down to the HLA Store to learn more, and to purchase tickets!

November 2022

Dear Friends of the Haverhill Library:

The Haverhill Library Association has served our community for 142 years and continues to play an important role as a gathering place and hub of our community.

We are excited to share that the Haverhill Library has completed the implementation of a modern automation and card catalog system—The Apollo system by Biblionix.  If you have not already done so, we hope you visit us soon to obtain a new library card with identifying barcode. While at the library, Nanci Myers, our Librarian, can show you how the new system works—it’s all quick and painless!

You will now have access to online books, electronic databases, and interactive card catalog, including a dedicated children's catalog.  With your new library card, you will be able to edit account information, see current checkouts and history, place a request, or reserve a title, and much more right from your home computer or tablet device.    Visit us at our new webpage to access the catalog and check out all the great features.    The webpage contains news about our library, its public programs, and products for sale.  (You can also access the catalog from our Facebook page.)    We hope you’ll visit often.

The Apollo -To-Go- Mobile Catalog will automatically adjust and resize itself to any phone, tablet, PC, iPad. There is no app to download. Go to, click on the three vertical dots in the upper right and bookmark / shortcut the page.   The Woodsville Free Public Library ( and Bath Public Library ( have also implemented the Apollo system making it convenient for all area residents to have only one system for access.

We have been busy this year getting the Apollo system up and running, adding new features to our website, preparing for our annual Book Sale (held in September), a successful Summer Reading Program (Oceans of Possibilities), coordinating numerous Special Speakers (monthly throughout the summer), and developing applications for several grants.  We also completed Phase 1 of our building rehabilitation project thanks to funding from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) and several supplemental grants.  We finished “on time and under budget.”

We look forward to beginning Phase II of our four-phase building project next year.   The work will focus on repairs to the exterior of the library, including work on the historic brick-and-mortar walls and chimneys, the slate roof, and wooden trim and shutters.  Due to LCHIP’s matching-grant structure for funding the project, donations will be key.  Your generous contribution will allow us to complete these repairs and preserve the library for another 100+ years.  But remember, donations and grants also fund the library’s routine operations.  While both the town and precinct appropriate money toward running our library, well over half of our annual expenses are funded by donations.

Please visit us soon to obtain your new library card and check out the HLA gift items for that special person on your Christmas list.   We look forward to your continued support and for the opportunity to thank you in person in the New Year.


The Haverhill Library Association Trustees --   Joe Kirkpatrick (President), Molly Sharp (Vice President), Lori Conlin (Treasurer), Lucas Swaine (Secretary), Charlene Aldrich, Eleanor Ingbretson, Laurel Berwick, Dale Lewis, and Hugh Underhill

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