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Plainfield, New Hampshire


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Town Resources


The Town of Plainfield has two public libraries: one located in Plainfield Village and one in Meriden Village. Both are funded by a combination of town appropriations, trust funds, fund raising and gifts. The two libraries are governed by a single board of trustees.

Library Trustees for the Town Of Plainfield:
Anita Brown
Nancy Liston
Mark Pensgen
Suzanne Spencer
Hillary Sundell
Library Trustee Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Plainfield Library
Philip Read Memorial Library, 675-6866
1088 Rt. 12A, Plainfield

Library Director:Nancy Norwalk
Library Assistants:Ruth Stalker
  Sarah Gillens
Monday 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.- noon
Philip Read Memorial Library
The first library in Plainfield Village was established in 1805. In 1920 Edmund S. Read wished to honor his father and at the same time provide the people of Plainfield with their own library building. Mr. Read constructed the Philip Read Memorial Library and then offered the library to the town. Library use and services outgrew the facility and an addition to the library was built in 2004.

Meriden Library , 469-3252
22 Bean Road, Meriden
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Library Director:Mary King
Library Assistants: Terri Crane
  Lori Estey
Monday 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Meriden Library
The New Hampshire legislature approved a petition from Daniel Kimball and other villagers to incorporate a library in Meriden Village on December 11, 1797. The library was housed in various buildings over the years. The current library was built on a parcel of land located next to the Meriden Grange and was dedicated on November 20, 1965.