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Sundays: Closed in the summer months.
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In April of 1881 the Portsmouth City Council passed an ordinance creating a public library.

 

The ordinance read in part,

"That to promote intelligence among all classes of the community, a Public Library for the use of all our citizens subject to such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary and proper for its maintenance and government be and hereby is established."

A Library Board of Trustees was established to carry out that mission and promote library service.

2014 Library Trustees

Jody Record, Chairperson

John Weaver, Vice Chairperson

Grace Lessner, Secretary

John O’Leary, Treasurer

Bruce Boley

John P. Crist

Ernestine Greenslade

Jack Jamison

Jeffrey Landry, (School Board Representative)

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