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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Property Tax bills were mailed 11/28/22

Property Taxes were mailed

‘TIS the season for Property Taxes!

 Tax bills were mailed on November 28, 2022 and are due December 28, 2022. The 2022 tax rate was set at $14.85 per thousand; this is a decrease of $4.01 from the 2021 rate of $18.86 per thousand.&n...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: December 2, 2022

35th Annual Debra Bieniarz Award

Debra Bieniarz Award

This award is presented annually by the Laconia City Council to a resident of the City based on his/her outstanding service to the youth of the community. This award was established 35 years ago in memory of Police Officer Debra Bieniarz who served the Ci...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Laconia City Council - 2023 Meeting Schedule

City Council Meeting Schedule 2023

Keep track of when the 2023 Laconia City Council meetings are scheduled by clicking here.

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: November 16, 2022

City of Laconia 2023 Holiday Schedule

2023 Holiday Schedule

Are you wondering if City Hall is closed on a particular holiday? Click here to see the 2023 holiday closing schedule.

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: November 14, 2022

2022 Property Values

Assessing 2022 Property Values

Are you interested in seeing what your current property value is? The report showing 2022 Laconia property values has been posted to the City's website, and can be found here: “Old to New Report 2022”.

Questions regarding an as...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Christmas Village is Here!

Christmas Village 2022

Join us at this year's Christmas Village at the Laconia Community Center!

Thursday, December 1 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Friday, December 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Saturday, December 3 from 2 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, December 4 from 2 pm to 5 pm

We hope to see you there!...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Lakes Region Facility Redevelopment Proposal

Lakes Region Facility Redevelopment Proposal

At a meeting in Laconia City Hall on October 19, 2022 the State of NH Department of Administrative Services and CBRE, Inc. presented information to the public regarding the Lakes Region Facility (former State School) Redevelopment Proposal now under consi...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Recycling Collection

Recycling Pickup Week

Check here to find out when the next recycling pickup week is!

City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: May 20, 2022

A Guide to the Historic Bridges of Laconia

A Guide to the Historic Bridges of Laconia

Laconia's history is well documented; this Guide provides a fascinating look at the many historic bridges in our community.

Click here to read "Bridges to the Past: A Guide to the Historic Bridges of Laconia", produced in cooperation wit...

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: January 4, 2022

City of Laconia 2022 Holiday Schedule

City of Laconia 2022 Holiday Schedule

Are you wondering if City Hall is closed on a particular holiday? Click here to see the 2022 holiday closing schedule.

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Laconia City Council 2022 Meeting Schedule

City Council Meeting Schedule

It's a new year! Keep track of when the 2022 Laconia City Council meetings are scheduled by clicking here.

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City of Laconia - Spotlight
Posted on: October 22, 2022

Winter Parking Ban

Winter Parking Ban Background 2

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

Image of Rotary Park and the gazebo in the springtime

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


Laconia Links City of Laconia - Spotlight

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News Flash

Posted on: November 25, 2022

Public Notice of Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Meeting

Public Notice

LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 5:30 pm

The Laconia Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Laconia Public Library in the Volpe Room at 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

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View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes Library News Flash
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Participate in our New Display

Collection Display

Would you like to display your collection of treasures in the Children's Room?

Call (603) 524-4775 x602, email jdalton@laconialibrary.org, or stop in to ask at the Children's Desk.

Library News Flash
Posted on: November 14, 2022

The Library has a telescope available to lend!

Check Out Our Telescope

Thanks to New Hampshire Astronomical Society (NHAS), the Library has a high-powered Orion Starblast #9814 4.5” Altazimuth Reflector tabletop telescope available to lend! NHAS provides telescopes prepared for public use at no cost to public libraries in Ne...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Library Passes unavailble until next season

Closed for the season

Our two library passes are now unavailable until the spring. 

Castle in the Clouds season is from May 28th through October 23rd.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center season is from May 1 through November 1.

Let us know what passes you're interested in...

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Additional Info... Library News Flash
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Public Notice of Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Meeting

Public Notice

LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 5:30 pm

The Laconia Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Laconia Public Library in the Volpe Room at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

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View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes Library News Flash
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Welcome Our New Staff

Welcome to our new staff

The Laconia Public Library welcomes a new Director, Adult Services Librarian, Children's Librarian, and Children's Library Tech.

Deann

Hello. My name is Deann Hunter and I am the new Library Director.

I moved to NH from Pennsylvania after g...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Public Notice of Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Meeting

Public Notice

LACONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

5:30pm

The Laconia Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Laconia Public Library in the Volpe Room at 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

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Library News Flash
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Exciting Changes in the Laconia Public Library Children’s Room

Play-Based Learning

Laconia Public Library is thrilled to announce the addition of several play-based learning areas in the Children’s Room, made possible by NH State Library ARPA grant funding. These fun spaces are designed to spark imagination and encourage child-directed ...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Library Book Sale

Library Book Sale

Check out the titles available on the library's book sale bookcase. Materials come primarily from donations we weren't able to use in our collection and some deselected items.

Prices: 

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Library News Flash
Posted on: March 28, 2022

New Phone Extension #s

new phone extensions

The city has upgraded the phone systems, and the library now has new extension numbers for when you call us.

Library Phone Number: (603) 524-4775

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Library News Flash
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Parents, take our survey!

childrens room program survey

Our Children’s Room would love to hear from parents about what they want to bring their children to! 

  1. Are you interested in a book discussion group for children?
  2. Would you like to see evening programs for children?
  3. Would you like to see Sa...
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Children's Program Survey Library News Flash
Posted on: December 24, 2021

Library Hours

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The library will be closed Friday, December 24, and Saturday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day.

The library may be closed, but our digital collection is always open! For more information about how to sign up for Hoopla or the Libby app, visit our...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Sign up for updates

email newsletter Sign up

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

https://www.laconianh.gov/803/Newsle...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Newsletter Archives

Newsletter archives

Find all back issues of our newsletters on our archive page: https://www.laconianh.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=49&Type=&ADID=

See what we've been doing at the library since 2017!

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Library 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: December 28, 2021

Melissa McCarthy, what does the library mean to you?

Melissa McCarthy

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: December 21, 2021

Karin Salome, what does the library mean to you?

Karin Salome

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: December 14, 2021

Stephen Cotter, what does the library mean to you?

Stephen Cotter Library Advocate

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: December 7, 2021

Joan Cormier, what does the library mean to you?

Joan Cormier

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 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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Additional Info... Library News Flash
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 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

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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

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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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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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News Flash

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News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2022

Now Hiring Police Officers

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LACONIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Now Accepting Application's for

FULL TIME POLICE OFFICERS-ENTRY LEVEL AND CERTIFIED

$2500.00 SIGN ON BONUS

EOE / AA

The City of Laconia Police Department is currently seeking entry –level police officers and certifi...

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Visit PoliceApp.com for more information Police News Flash
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Submit an Anonymous Tip

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Do you wish to submit an anonymous tip about criminal activity in Laconia?  Click on this link to find out how.

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Additional Info... Police News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 7, 2022

Elm Street Area Sewer Upgrades

Road Crew at Work

Park Construction has completed sewer upgrades on the Elm Street Area sewer project (from Bell Street to Hickory Stick). The Northern Lakeport Sewer Project (Belvidere St, North St, School and Sheridan St) will go to bid this fall with a possible construc...

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Road Updates