Gordon-Nash Library

The Gordon-Nash Library is a non-profit library in New Hampton, New Hampshire, operated by New Hampton School. This library was established, endowed, and this building erected, through the generous bequest of Stephen Gordon Nash (1822-1894), a ripe scholar, a just judge, and an upright man. He gave the fruits of industry and thrift to bless the village of his birth.

Notice of Renovations and Closure:

The Library renovations began March 7, 2020, and will re-open later this summer. In the interim, please see the photo gallery below of the renovation process. To receive updates, please email library@newhampton.org with your current email address to join our mailing list to receive updates.

Photos of the renovations as of July 8, 2020 are below. We are organizing bookshelves in a way to best fit the needs of the town and the students. The furniture and other essential items will begin to arrive at the end of the month. We have begun to work on the catalog to enter books from the New Hampton School and remove damaged outdated ones from the Gordon-Nash Library. Thank you everyone for being patient while we work to open as soon as it makes the best sense during these times.

Prior photos of the renovation process over the past few months. This has been an amazing transformation and we hope everyone will be excited as we are.

Renovations as of June 4, 2020.

Current renovations as of April 13, 2020.

Library before the start of the renovations…

Packing up the books…

Construction begins.

Walk through the library with Kent!

Weekly Programs:

Tai Chi
Thursdays, 5-6pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am


The Historical Society Programs on March 17 and April 21
Open to the Public

Lakes Region Community Service Meetings
First Tuesday of the Month, 3:30-5:30

New Hampton Garden Club
First Tuesday of the Month
April-December 9:30-Noon

Friends of Gordon-Nash Library

Children’s Programs

Lego Club
Third Wednesday of the Month
2-3:30 with Mike Dowal and Chris Hunewell

Note: In case of inclement weather, please look for “New Hampton, Gordon-Nash Library” on WMUR for updates on closings.


Jerrica Blackey, Director
Kent Bicknell, Ed.D., Curator of Special Collections
Christine Hunewell, Children’s Program Coordinator
Robert Binette, Library Assistant
Lucy Randall-Tapply, Library Assistant

Visit Us

Gordon-Nash Library
69 Main Street
New Hampton, New Hampshire 03256
Phone: 603-677-3479 | Fax: 603-677-3491