New Library Project
The current library building was built in 1973. The library began expansion plans in 1997 and has been involved in the North Hampton Master Plan (1999), Dennis Mires plan (2001), Warren Street town campus plan (2011), Town Charrette (2013) and Town Campus Plan (2015 & 2016).
In 2019, a new library addition & renovation building plan was approved by the Library Trustees that involves wrapping the existing library structure on 3 sides with an addition, phasing the construction and renovating the interior of the current library. This will allow us to save the structure of the building, the roof of the building and exterior load bearing walls and take advantage of not having to build the existing 5,250 sq. ft. The library will also remain operational and open for the community. The plan will add an additional 5,000 sq. ft. on the library’s current footprint. The new library building will have a new entryway that will allow access to a meeting room for larger programs (75-100 people) and smaller conferences spaces that can be accessible for community members after hours. New ADA compliant, handicap accessible restrooms and aisles will be able to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. This plan creates a new children’s room, programming/craft area, teen & senior space and new flexible workspaces for staff members.
The Library Trustees are working with Ron Lamarre of Lavallee Brensinger Architects and recently selected construction manager, Bonnette, Page & Stone to help us design and construct a new library building to serve the needs of our community. We have a lot of work ahead, but look forward to your continued support and feedback as we continue to refine our building spaces and develop fundraising goals towards the project.
Board of Trustees