Welcome to the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library

"A room without books is a body without a soul."


Scarecrow Contest

The Friends of the Library along with the Epping Garden Club are holding a town-wide Scarecrow Contest this fall in Epping. 

Voting will take place at Harvey-Mitchell Library with a limit of one vote per person. For residents over the age of 16 we will be asking for proof of Epping residency to vote so be sure to bring along an ID or your library card. Residents under 16 may vote if they have a library card. We will start voting on 10/16/17 and it will go until 10/29/17. We have pictures of all the scarecrows in the Youth Room, but if you want to take a trip around town to see them for yourself, we also will provide a map and list of addresses for the contestants.

Click this link for a map of Epping's Scarecrows: https://www.mapcustomizer.com/map/2017%20Epping%20Scarecrow%20Map?utm_source

All proceeds benifit the Friends of the Library. Call or email us with any questions.

Upcoming Events @ HMML:


10/10, 10/17, and 10/24: Children's Yoga - 4 PM


10/21: Halloween Magic Show - 11am

Magician Debbie O’Carroll presents the Silly Monster Magic Show, featuring goofy monsters, magical creatures, lots of imagination, dazzling magic, and comedy. At the end of the presentation everyone will learn a spooky magic trick to take home to amaze their friends and family! Dress up in your best Halloween costume, enjoy the show and some Halloween treats!


10/17: Dusty Olde Mystery Group - 7pm


10/25: Contemporary Book Group - 7pm


10/27: New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones - 7pm

Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them with Glenn Knoblock, and learn how to read the stone "pages" that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire.  This program is funded in part by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org




We have just acquired a new museum pass at HMML:

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston: 2 passes per day for $10 admission (per person) for up to 2 people.

Tales of Epping's Past by Madelyn Williamson

Local historian Madelyn Williamson has compiled a collection of stories about Epping's past in a hand bound book with illustrations provided by Analisa Harvey that is available exclusivley in our reference section. They have also been gracious enough to give us a digital version of the book for us to post here for all to enjoy!

Tales from Epping's Past (.pdf)

Take our Library Survey

We're looking for your feedback about Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library! Tell us what you think about what we're doing here at the library, and how we can improve. Take a moment and fill out a copy at the library or take it online at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDJ7HH3





Friends of the Library

Tuesday, June 6th @  7 p.m.


Come join the Friends and help expand our building, services and resources!!


Book Groups:


Dusty Olde Mystery Book Club:

Next Meeting: July 18th @ 7 PM

Book: Sherlock Holmes Stories-: "The Red Headed League", "Scandal in Bohemia", "Case of Identity", and "The Boscombe Valley Myster"


Contemporary Book Group:

Next Meeting: July 26  @ 7 PM

Book: The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand








Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, June 20th @ 7 PM in Epping Town Hall


  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Secretary's Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Director's/Youth Room Report
  • Addition Updates
  • Other Business
  • Request to adjourn to executive session if necessary,Pursuant to RSA 91---A:3 paragraph II ---a And RSA 91--A:3 paragraph II --c









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The Five Laws of Library Science

Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, considered the father of modern library science, published his 5 laws in 1931: Books are for use; Every reader his or her book; Every book its reader; Save the time of the reader; The library is a growing organism.