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

  • Borrow the Internet!

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    The Wi-Fi Hotspot is about the size of a deck of cards and can link up to 15 devices to the internet at the same time. The Wi-Fi Hotspot is portable and simple to use.

    The Hotspot connects to T-Mobile’s cellular network. By connecting your phone, tablet, or other wireless-enabled device to it, you can get online anywhere within T-Mobile’s coverage area – try it at home, in the car, at the park, at the beach, the lake camp, or the mountains. 

    The Rules: 
    • The Hotspot may be borrowed only by Plaistow Library cardholders in good standing (i.e., no fines or billed items, and up-to-date contact information).
    • The Hotspot may be borrowed for a 1-week period. It may be renewed twice, but ONLY if no other patron is waiting for it.
    • The borrower is responsible for any loss or damage to the Hotspot. Replacement costs of up to $126 will be charged if the Hotspot, or its components, are returned with damage that renders it inoperable; or, if it is not returned within 7 days of the due date.
    Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring our Hotspot!

  • See the World!

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    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.

    Note: To renew an expired passport that is less than 15 years old, you don't need to come in. You may file for the renewal through the mail

    When applying for a passport with us, you need to bring all the documents listed here with you -- and don't forget your checkbook for the application fees. We don't accept plastic. 

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

  • What's the all the hoopla about?

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    Download e-books, audiobooks, TV shows, movies... even graphic novels and comics. Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily! 

    With hoopla, it's like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. With no waiting lists. And no late fees. For more details on how to get started, click here. You're allowed 4 downloads per month, so grab your library card and give it a try today!
    hoopla for the web link   download hoopla itunes app   download hoopla app for Android

  • Free New Calendar Service

    Never miss a library event again with Burbio calendar is a free website and app that puts school, library, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You'll also be notified when events change or get cancelled. Sign up at or download the free iPhone or Android App and follow the calendars that interest you.

  • Download Books with Libby

    'Tis the season to be reading with Libby from Overdrive

    'Tis the season to snuggle up with a good book. Whether the library is closed or it's just too cold to venture out, you can stay under the blankets and log into the library's downloadable books services. OverDrive allows you to borrow and download ebooks and audiobooks wherever you have an Internet connection. You can view available titles and manage your checkouts by visiting the Overdrive website on your PC, or by downloading the OverDrive “Libby” app to your AndroidiOS, or Microsoft mobile device. Click here for more information.

  • Vote YES for Rebecca Rule!

    Rebecca Rule
    This presentation is based on Rebecca Rule's book "Moved and Seconded: NH Town Meeting, the past, the present, and the future." She focuses on the changes in town meeting over the years, the characters that make town meeting so fascinating, and why it’s such a unique and enduring institution. Her talk is peppered with true town meeting stories and she encourages the audience to tell about their own town meeting experiences. She also talks about the unique twist provided by SB2 Towns with Deliberative Session. She’ll be sure to bring her gavel and her sense of humor! 
    So vote "YES!" and register here to reserve your seat

  • Candidates Night

    Candidates Night
    Just before town elections, the Board of Trustees host a moderated panel discussion for candidates for local office. On March 5, 2019, come to the library and participate in the civic process. Show starts 6:30pm in the Mary Nelson Meeting Room at Plaistow Public Library. It will also be recorded for Plaistow Access TV and available for video streaming. For more information, please contact the library trustees