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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Public Information Meeting - Parking Garage

Public Information Meeting

Please join us for a Public Information Meeting on the rehabilitation of the City's Downtown Parking Garage on December 8, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Belknap Mill.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:30 pm: The City and its consultants will review preliminar...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Trailer Storage

Storing trailers

Storage of Recreation Vehicles, which includes trailers, campers, boats, any other recreational vehicle, and storage box-type trailers (does not include motorcycles unless on a trailer) need to be stored in specific areas on your property. Places where th...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Celebrate Laconia Lights Festival 2021

Celebrate Laconia Lights Festival 2021

Celebrate Laconia invites you to mark your calendars for this year's events! Celebrate Laconia Lights Festival will include the City’s annual Holiday Parade, the Light-Up Laconia Decorating Competition, the City on the Lakes Holiday Wal...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Winter Parking Ban

Winter Parking Ban

Beginning November 1st, no vehicle is allowed to be parked on a public street between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:30 am.

This parking ban allows our City vehicles to safely and effectively keep our streets passable during and after a winter storm. Fa...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Fire Department News

Fire

Read the most current news for the Laconia Fire Department!

City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Laconia Links

Photo of autumn leaves reflected in the water

To receive Laconia Links each Friday via email, simply send your email address to info@laconianh.gov.


Laconia Links City of Laconia - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: May 13, 2021

Burn Permit Changes

Fire

As of May 1st, 2021, Property owners (or those with property owner permission form) will again be required to obtain a burn permit in person. These can be obtained at :

Central Fire Station - 848 N. Main Street Laconia, NH 

Weirs Fire Stat...

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Fire Department - Spotlight
Posted on: January 2, 2021

Laconia Fire Crews Deliver another baby!

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At around 10:30 AM on Friday December 4th, Laconia Fire responded to a call for a female in labor and arrived on scene just in time to deliver a healthy, baby boy! Mom and baby were transported to LRGH ED for further care and were both doing well. This wa...

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Fire Department - Spotlight
Posted on: January 2, 2021

Laconia Fire Crews Rescue man from Christmas Day Fire

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Laconia fire crews, along with mutual aid from Gilford and Belmont were dispatched to a building fire in the area of Union Avenue and Zion Hill Road around 10 AM on Christmas Day. First arriving crews found heavy smoke fire on the first level of the build...

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Fire Department - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: December 3, 2021

Reserve Express for Kids!

Reserve Express for Kids

Subscribe to your favorite author or series to be placed on hold when we get a new one in.

  •  Erin Hunter
  • Raina Telgemeier
  • Big Nate
  • Dog Man
  • Cat Kid Comic Club
  • Captain Underpants 
  • Elephant and Piggie
  • Dork Diaries
  • Babymouse
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • The Lan...
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Library News Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Dr. Ghimire, what does the library mean to you?

Dr Laxmi Ghimire

As part of Celebrate Our Town, a three-month event brought to you by the Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, Belknap Mill, Laconia Historical & Museum Society, and Celebrate Laconia, the Library will be asking notable members of the community what the L...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Pam Clark, what does the Library mean to you?

Pam Clark

As part of Celebrate Our Town, a three-month event brought to you by the Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, Belknap Mill, Laconia Historical and Museum Society, and Celebrate Laconia, the Library will be asking notable members of the community what the Lac...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Talking Books

Talking Books

The Talking Books Program is funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).  

Borrow the easy-to-use audio player and get books through the mail. Or listen an...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Hoopla now on Android Auto

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By popular request, hoopla is now available on Android Auto! Listen to music and audiobooks more safely and easily using your vehicle's in-dash display.

Check the Android Auto website, https://www.android.com/auto/compatibility/, to see if your ve...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Microfilm Collection

Microfilm

The following newspapers are preserved on microfilm:

  • Laconia Democrat Jan 1849 – Nov 1941
  • News & Critic Mar 1889 – Nov 1945
  • Laconia Citizen Jan 1926 – Sept 2016
  • Laconia Daily Sun June 2000 – present

Instructions for using the microfilm machine are provided...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Children's Book Awards

Childrens Book Awards

Ladybug Award votes for 2021 must be received at NHSL by 4:30 on Friday, December 17, 2021! 

Vote here: https://www.nh.gov/nhsl/bookcenter/programs/ladybug.html

The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the ...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Children's Movie Lists!

Childrens Movie Lists

We've set up a few easy-to-find lists for you to help pick out your next watch! Book mark them to check back as we add more titles from our collection all the time.

https://www.laconianh.gov/1161/Childrens-Movie-Lists

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Library News Flash
Posted on: October 22, 2021

NaNoWriMo Book List

NaNoWriMo Book List

Check out our list of writing-related books for National Novel Writing Month!

https://laconia.biblionix.com/?booklist=25453

About NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Children's Program Survey

Childrens Survey

We want to hear from you! What are the best days and times for you to attend children's programs at Laconia Public Library?

https://forms.gle/4oe9nSAH8hatJ8Hj6

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Library News Flash
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Subscribe to new DVD series'

TV and Movie RE

Arrange to receive new items by selected authors automatically! 

Reserve Express will automatically place you on the reserve list for new books by selected authors in regular print, large print, or audiobooks - and now DVDs. 

You can find ...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Local Authors in our Collection

local authors page

Check out our list of books from local authors we have in our collection: https://www.laconianh.gov/1153/Local-Authors

Library News Flash
Posted on: October 1, 2021

New Library Cards

Get a FREE library card!

Have you signed up for a new library card? We have a list of frequently asked questions put together to guide you through our available services.

https://www.laconianh.gov/1079/New-Patron-Portal

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Donation Guidelines

donation guidelines poster

Thanks for donating books and more to the Laconia Public Library!

Accepted items will be evaluated for use in our collection, or put on our book sale table.

Please Note: Donations must be clean (no water damage, mold-free, odorless), pages whole, binding &a...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 17, 2021

New Items Lists

new items

Visit our catalog, https://laconia.biblionix.com/catalog/

In the What's Hot box, click the What's New tab.

You may search by material type, and time frame.

Click search, and you will be taken to the results!

For more tips on using our online catalog, watch ou...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Purchase Requests

Request an item

If the library's collection doesn't include a title you're looking for, we can try to get it for you! For newly released items, you can fill out a purchase request with this form: https://www.laconianh.gov/FormCenter/Laconia-Public-Library-6/Patron-Reques...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 6, 2021

Text a Librarian

Gabbie

A convenient way to talk to our librarians is our 2-way texting system. Send us a text message to renew your materials, place something on hold, or just ask us a question. 

Text us at 603-556-4666

Library News Flash
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Reserve Deferral

Defer Reserves

While logged into your online account, choose Reserves/Requests.

Then set the date range you wish to suspend your holds for. Your place in line will be saved, and any holds will trigger on your return date.

For more help with online account features, watch ...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Library Card Sign-up Month

library card sign up month

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library ...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 1, 2021

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books before kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten.

 Sign up in the Childr...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Audiobooks Now on Roku with Hoopla

Roku on Hoopla

Audiobooks Now on Roku

In addition to the movies and TV shows already viewable, hoopla’s Roku app now makes audiobooks available through a patron’s television. Patrons can access more content from the comfort of their homes!

Listen to Audiobooks

hoopla is th...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Past Adult Craft Instructions

Craft Instructions available for past crafts on our website

We have hosted many craft programs at the library, and have set up a handy page for all of the craft instruction sheets for past crafts. If you're looking for something to create, but are stuck for ideas. You can try something we have created together in ...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Catalog Search Refinement

Refine your search

Here are some times for searching our library's catalog. You can get to the catalog directly using the catalog URL: https://laconia.biblionix.com

We also have a video to give an overview: https://youtu.be/5sxFP_zmbcI

To search, simply type a word, words, or...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library

(available in library only)

Search genealogical and historical documents including Census, Social Security, Military, Schools, Directories & Church Histories, City Directories, immigration, and other records. 

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Library News Flash
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Volunteer at the Library

The Library is seeking volunteers

Library volunteers play an important role as partners in the library’s mission of connecting people to the world of ideas and information. Library volunteer service offers a social experience and a valuable chance to help maintain library operations.

The L...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: July 23, 2021

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Need help figuring out what book you might like to read next? Search Novelist by series, by author read-a-likes, award-winning books, genre (western, Christian fiction, historical novel), and lots more. A great tool to help readers like you find a book yo...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: July 1, 2021

New Library Website

New Library Website

The Library is excited to show off the new look of our website. 

New features include the ability to search the catalog with the search bar at the top right of the page. A convenient calendar to view all of the library's events, divided by age gro...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Library Passes Available

Library Passes

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

23 Science Center Road Holderness, NH 0325

Each pass allows up to four trail admissions for $10 each every day from May 1 through November 1.

Hours

Open daily from 9:30 am - 5 pm, with the last trail admission at 3:30 pm.

Cas...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Enjoy our library garden

Enjoy our garden

We have a lovely open space behind the library, take your lunch, or read a book on one of our benches and enjoy the flowers. The garden is cared for by the Laconia Garden Club.

Library News Flash
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Summer Reading Begins

2021 Summer Reading Begins July 6

Teen & Tween Summer Reading

  • No Sign-ups Required! Grades 6-12.
  • Weekly Summer Fun Craft Kits: Beachball Painting, Rainbow Pom-Pom Key Chains, Unicornaments, Suncatchers, and Paint-by-Stickers.
  • Summer Reading Raffle with weekly Gift Bags featuring a gift c...
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Library News Flash
Posted on: June 15, 2021

New Library Service: Reading Round-Up

Reading Round-Up

Would you like help to pick out bedtime stories? Do you feel like you’ve read everything your child loves, and you’re looking for something new? Laconia Librarians to the rescue! Just fill out this quick form, and we’ll gather some great options, and put ...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Reserve Express

Reserve Express

Arrange to receive new items by selected authors automatically! 

Reserve Express will automatically place you on the reserve list for new books by selected authors in regular print, large print, or audiobooks. 

You can find reserve express...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Overdrive and the Libby App

Libby App

This is a large collection of eBooks and downloadable content available to Laconia Public Library cardholders.

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Library News Flash
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Hoopla

Hoopla

Hoopla is a collection of eBooks, movies, television shows, music, and more. Content is available to stream or download instantly to Laconia Public Library cardholders.

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Library News Flash
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Library Tech Help Videos

Shaylas Tech Help

Find out how to use our library services and more from Shayla's Tech Help Videos.

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Library News Flash
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Keep up to date on the programs and events at the library with these bi-weekly newsletters sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. Now available by targeted age range so that you only get the information you care most about!

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Sign-up here Library News Flash
Posted on: March 12, 2021

On-Demand, Anywhere Online Tutoring for Kids and Adults

New BrainFuse HelpNow

Laconia Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse – on-demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for children and adult learners. Through Help Now™ students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, c...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Court Street Bridge

Roadwork on Lakeside Avenue

Underground utility construction began in the fall of 2020.  Groundwater infiltration into the drilling pits for the new water line presented a challenge due to volume of groundwater and contamination in the water from an old leak by an undergrou...

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Road Updates