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.


Jerrica Blackey, Director

Kent Bicknell, Ed.D.
Curator of Special Collections

Christine Hunewell
Children’s Program Coordinator


  • Monday 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm
  • Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

2023 Holiday Closures:

  • New Years – December 31-January 2
  • Memorial Day – May 29
  • Juneteenth – June 19
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – September 4
  • Veterans Day – November 11
  • Thanksgiving – November 23-27
  • Christmas – December 22-27

Please watch our video on how to reserve items in the library catalog.

Walkthrough video

Additional Resources

New Hampton Historical Society

Dedicated to historic preservation and education, the New Hampton Historical Society was founded in 1945.

View the website.

Ancestry Library Edition Free access from the Gordon-Nash Library.

Ancestry Library

Access the Bristol Enterprise and do local research from anywhere with an internet connection:

eBooks and Audiobooks

NH Downloadable Books provides over 7000 audiobooks and 9000 eBook titles. Sign in with your library card and download up to three titles at one time.

To get started, go to NH Downloadable Books Consortium or download the OverDrive or Libby app to your phone or tablet (you must have access to the internet).

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Request a Library Card

Please call or email the library with your name, address and phone and we will provide you a card.

Day Passes

Seacoast Science Center

Gordon Nash Library has one day pass which will provide 50%-OFF general admission for two (2) adults (18 years and over) and up to four (4) youth family members; children 3 years and under are free. During the visit, pass holders may participate in any programs which are offered free with general admission. SSC admission does not include required Odiorne Point State Park fee. MUSEUM IS OPEN WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY FROM 10AM-4PM. PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE. GUEST SERVICES PHONE 603-436-8043 to reserve or visit here..

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Gordon Nash Library has one day pass which gives admission to the Discovery Center Exhibit Galleries for up to four people. There is an additional charge for the planetarium shows. THE CENTER IS OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10:30-4PM FROM LABOR DAY THROUGH JUNE. They are also open on the first Friday evening of the month from 6:30-9pm and library passes will admit bearer to the exhibit halls. There is no charge for the evening program. Passes are not accepted during special events. Please visit their website for up-to-date information or click here.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Gordon Nash Library has a pass valid for up to four, $12 trail admissions per day. The live animal exhibit trail and hiking trails are OPEN every day. Trail hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.) Prior to arrival, please read “know before you go” on their website for health and safety policies and procedures here.

Canterbury Shaker Village

Gordon Nash Library has half-price admission to a guided or smartphone tour for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The pass is not valid for members-only events, discounts in the museum store or cafe, or for events that require an additional fee or advance registration. Please visit their website for up-to-date information or click here.

New Hampshire Aviation Museum

Gordon Nash Library has one day pass which gives admission to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire for up to four people. THE MUSEUM IS OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. Please visit their website for up-to-date information or click here.

“The Spine tingles when one enters a library – it is like entering a room full of heroes. A book is a great thing.”

Stephen G. Nash

Visit Us

Gordon-Nash Library
69 Main Street
New Hampton, New Hampshire 03256
Phone: 603-677-3740 | Fax: 603-677-3491