Fiske Free Library

108 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743

Library Hours: Contact Us:     
(603) 542-7017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9AM - 1PM 2PM - 6PM 9AM - 1PM 2PM - 6PM 9AM - 1PM Closed Closed


Fiske Free Library Summer Reading 2020

Welcome to the Fiske Free Library's Summer Reading Program!

Click HERE to register for this year's program: Imagine Your Story.

You can earn points toward badges and prizes by reading and completing missions. You can also play games, create and share reviews of your favorite books, and get recommendations for great reads from the library staff. Sign up now and get started reading and earning points!

Free Children's Books

The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is again providing free books for children this summer. Normally these books are given out during CLiF's storytelling program at the library. This year, due to COVID-19, the books will be available at the library while supplies last. We ask that each child take only two books in order to make books available to as many children as possible. These are new books and are for reading levels ranging from Picture Books to YA. For more information please call the library at 542-7017.

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About Us

Samuel P. Fiske established the Fiske Free Library in 1873 with 2,000 volumes from his personal library and $5,000 for the purchase of additional books. An additional $5,000 was given by Mr. and Mrs. Fiske to establish a permanent trust fund. Housed first in Stevens High School, the library moved in 1877 into the Bailey Block with more room and easier access. By 1902 space was again tight and Andrew Carnegie was approached for funding. In 1903, with $15,000 in funding from Carnegie, ground was broken for the present building. An addition in 1922 and a full renovation in 1966 expanded the entire building for library use.