Please wear a mask in the library regardless of vaccination status, due to high rate of community spread of Covid-19.  Guidance from CDC on masks here.

Friends of the Library Fundraising and Raffles

The Friends have a Fall 2021 raffle basket on display at the Library's front desk.   The theme  is "Focus on You."

This raffle contains various items focused on creating the best circumstances for yourself through:
Relaxation - through Aromatherapy & Meditation.
Reflection - through Journaling, Self-Discovery & Mind-Clearing tasks.
Organization - with Planners, Notecards, Desk-Organizing Tools & Beautiful Pens.
It’s all contained in this three-tiered shelf, which is perfect for organizing!
Approximate value: $200.00     Donated by T.D. Bank

Tickets: $1.00 each or $5.00 for six
Drawing: December 14, 2021

If your company would like to donate a raffle basket, please email


Amazon Smile is now available. Any time that you shop on Amazon, you can help our library!

Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Visit AmazonSmile, and select the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library as your charitable organization of choice. Thank you.

IF you would like to donate funds directly to the Friends of the Library, you may send a check to:
Friends of the Hampstead Public Library
c/o Hampstead Public Library
9 Mary E. Clark Drive
Hampstead, NH 03841


Elaine David Thrift Shop at the Hampstead Public Library
Regular hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9AM to 1PM 

You'll find something nice for everyone in the family at the Elaine David Thrift Shop. It is located in the basement of the Hampstead Public Library and is open all year. It features good quality, clean, gently used seasonal clothing for men, women and children. In addition, there is a small selection of household and seasonal items. Check out the pop-up sales and the sales at the end of every season. If you've never visited the Thrift Shop, you're in for a great surprise! Come browse the very high quality clothing at incredibly low prices. 

Donations: The Thrift Shop gladly accepts clothing donations (in-season or as announced in the local newspapers.) Bring your donations to the library anytime it is open. Please never leave donations outside the library. Unfortunately, the Shop cannot accept furniture, utensils, or books. Some household items are accepted; please ask the Thrift Shop staff in advance.  All donations are gratefully received.

The Thrift Shop is the primary fundraising effort of the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library. The proceeds are used to support library museum pass program, events, and to help finance library purchases that are not covered in the regular town budget.

To see pictures of some of the past Shop items in the store, click here: Flickr.

Here is a list of items you may find in the Thrift Shop. Click on the link to open a PDF file.