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Sullivan Public Library

LIBRARIES ARE NOT DEAD - they continuously change and grow to meet the needs of our
communities. While books are still an important part of what we do (nothing like holding a book
and physically turning the pages), there is more than meets the eye.

The Sullivan Public Library has been serving our community since 1893. Today it provides
education, information and entertainment through books (including large-print), audiobooks,
DVD’s & magazines. It is also a place for meetings and casual get-togethers.

COMMUNITY USE - Currently, the library hosts The 2nd Saturday Book Group on the 2nd
Saturday of each month. The group meets at 11am, generally reads lighter fare (often
mysteries), and is open to everyone. Their discussions are also available through Zoom for
anyone not able to make it to the library in person.

On the first and third Saturday of each month, from 9am to noon, the library is a gathering place
for anyone, ages 14 and up, to play Dungeons and Dragons. It’s been a popular addition!

The building may be used for town-sponsored and private meetings during library open
hours. There is no fee for town-sponsored groups, although private party fees will be
determined on an individual basis. Oftentimes on Saturday mornings, folks gather for a little
coffee and conversation. 

Wondering if we have a certain book, author, DVD, etc.? View our collection from home with
OPAC, the Online Public Access Catalog. Go to: .
Library name – Sullivan Library and no password is required.

Download books at home free! Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more from our
library for free! All you need is a library card and you can take advantage of the wonderful
collection of e-books, audiobooks and magazines available through the NH DownloadableBooks Consortium.
There is information at the link above or speak to one of our librarians to get set up.

We also provide interlibrary loans, a service offered to card holders of the library. If there is an
item (book, DVD, audiobook, etc.) that we don’t have in our collection, we can try to borrow it for
you from another library in the state through ILL, the NH Interlibrary Loan Service.

Genealogy website access – and Heritage Quest are available to our patrons.

Curbside delivery and drop-off - always available! Can’t make it into the library during
regular hours? Just give us a call or send an email with your requests and your items will be
left in the book box for you to pick up anytime.

Always FREE Wi-Fi, inside and out and computer access for all Sullivan residents!

The Sullivan Town Archives is housed in a special room of the library and it holds many
public and private records that concern our Town's history.  It is not a browsing collection,
but the Town Archivist, Chris Pratt, is available to help with your research questions.  The
Archives is open to the public on Tuesdays (10 AM to 4 PM), Thursdays (2 PM to 4 PM) and
Saturdays (10 AM to 11 AM).  If the hours are not convenient you may e-mail Chris at – be sure to put the word “Archive” in the subject line. 
For a list of the Archives holdings, go to “Government/Sullivan Archives” in the main menu above. 

We are pleased to provide these services for our patrons and look forward to your ideas as well
as continued growth. Follow us on Facebook.


Friends of the Library 

For over thirty years, the Friends have served our community by sponsoring a Santa program
in December and supporting the library's programs, materials, and facilities. The Friends extend
appreciation to everyone for participating in their fund raising events: the annual craft fairs, plant
and book sales and quilt raffle. We meet the 1st Thursday of each month and are always looking
for new members. Some of our recent projects have been a new water filtration system (for the
fire station and library), energy improvements for the library, as well as painting the front foyer.