About Us

Mission & Vision Statements

The mission of the Philbrick-James Library is:

To foster curiosity and support lifelong learning for all.

The vision of the Philbrick-James Library is:

To be a place of connection and discovery

for the community to learn, grow,

and access information.

PJL 2023 at a glance Statistics Instagram Post.png


Anne Meyers, Director

Julie Kukla, Children's Librarian

Edie Shipley, Library Technician, Interlibrary Loan

Holly Tomilson, Programming Assistant

Anne Leavitt, Substitute Library Technician

Library Trustees:

Contact ALL via email at trustees@philbrickjameslibrary.org, or contact the Chair at chair@philbrickjameslibrary.org

Please call the library at 603-463-7187 for phone contact information. 

Strategic Plan 2023-25

The Library Board of Trustees has been hard at work these last two years working on a Strategic Plan for 2023-2025. This has been a long, intense process, examining the needs and wishes of the community as we move into our future. Copies of the Strategic Plan Narrative is available here and at the library later this month, and we look forward to discussing the work plan and strategic priorities with patrons and residents.


To be added soon

Elsie J. Brown
Volunteer of the Year Award

Nominations for the Elsie Brown Library Volunteer of the Year Award 2024 will be accepted in mid-March. Please see the full guidelines and nomination form, linked below. 

The Elsie Brown Library Volunteer of the Year Award 2024 will be awarded on Saturday, April 6th, at 10:00am at the Philbrick-James Library. Please join us for light refreshments to celebrate this commitment to community!

The Elsie Brown Library Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize a Philbrick-James Library volunteer who is dedicated to supporting the library by donating their time and skills to promote the mission, vision and core values of the library.

Full guidelines 2024

Nomination form 2024

2023 - Sadie Reed Stimmell

2019 - Charlotte Buffington

Archive of PJL's e-newsletters