A Brief History of Our Library
A Capital Reserve Fund was established at the March 12, 2002 Town Meeting for the purpose of a Library Building Fund. Residents have voted annually at town meeting to support the eventual construction of a new library facility. The Selectmen have designated a parcel of land adjacent to the Town Hall as the site for the new library.
In 2008, The Friends of Madbury Library, a designated 501(c)3 entity, received a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Fund to hire a professional library consultant. Meetings were held with town residents and a survey revealed considerable support for the eventual construction of a new library. The complete “Building Program for Madbury Public Library” is available for review at the library.
In just over a decade, the library has become an important and integral part of our town. In 2014, there were over 5,500 visits to the library and today our collection numbers over 14,000 books, audio books, and DVD’s. Our experienced and professional staff and our volunteers have created a first class library with a wide variety of programs and activities for patrons of all ages to enjoy. The current library building has reached its limit in what can be offered within the constraints of the physical plant. Please see more about our plans for the future in the "New Library Building Project" page.