About Us

There’s a community treasure in Kensington that hundreds of townspeople visit each year– it’s called the Kensington Public Library. We’ve come a long way since Joseph Chase Hilliard built our library in 1895. Today, the Kensington Public Library serves the community as a place to read, to learn, and to meet. Through our collection of books, audio books, magazines, and movies, and our public access computers with fast Internet connection, Kensington residents enjoy the benefits and services of a modern library while maintaining the warmth and friendliness of a small community library.

Kensington Public Library Mission Statement

Kensington Public Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Kensington Public Library is to serve as a community resource that provides all residents of Kensington with free access to a broad array of quality materials and programs that meet their personal, educational, and recreational needs.  We accomplish our mission by striving to:

  • Maintain and make available a relevant collection of materials in a variety of formats;
  • Offer programs and services that encourage the development of reading and learning in children;
  • Provide a community space where residents can meet, interact, enjoy programs of public interest, and study;
  • Maintain a friendly and knowledgeable staff trained to offer professional service;
  • Assess and respond to the changing educational, informational, recreational, and professional needs of the community;
  • Collaborate and cooperate with other town departments and community organizations;
  • Operate in accordance with the New Hampshire library laws and current standards set by the American Library Association.

Approved by the Kensington Public Library trustees April 19, 2010