Nancy Mae Shaines Memorial Library


Librarian: Sara Lesley Arnold
Phone: (603)436-5301 x25

Librarian Sara Lesley Arnold with her husband Ian Warner
Librarian Sara Lesley Arnold with husband Ian Warner


About Us

Welcome to the Temple Israel library! Please visit us to browse the stacks, use the computer workstations, and take home materials that are part of the most extensive Judaica/Jewish interest collection North of Boston.

Our 7000 books and media are cataloged according to the Elazar classification system, which uses decimals to organize Jewish material for easy browsing. Signs at the end of each aisle describe the contents of each shelf.

Check out our young adult collection and children’s reading area, with holiday puzzles and stuffed friends to read to!

Current Projects underway:

  • Recataloging children’s books for easy finding!
  • New school programs for older students
  • Sorting through hundreds of donations! Thank you!

Online Resources

Saranit: Library Blog Our library’s news and fun stories
Digital Public Library of America Archive of digital images, documents, audio
Chabad Comprehensive Site for “Judaism, Torah, and Jewish Info”. Includes audio lessons, trope, kids’ activities, questions and answers about being Jewish.
Jewish Genealogy Search for info about your Jewish ancestry
Jewish Encyclopedia 1901-1906 Original text and entries from early 20th century encyclopedia
Virtual Shtetl Polish website, for English choose “EN” from orange menu on top right