Fiske Free Library

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(603) 542-7017
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9AM - 5PM 11AM - 7PM 9AM - 5PM 11AM - 7PM 9AM - 5PM 9AM - 1PM Closed


Crafts to Go!

Craft kits for all ages are available at the Fiske Free Library. Each kit contains instructions and materials to complete a craft project. We have several craft kits currently available and more are in the works. Choose from; Backyard Birds, Stake out the Garden, Butterflies, or create a piece of Claremont history with Monadnock Mill #1.

New Online Magazines!

Now through August 2021 over 3,000 magazines from all over the world will be available through Overdrive, our downloadable books service. These magazines are available for checkout and do not count toward your Overdrive checkout limit.

Follow this link to access this new collection!

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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.