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Pope Memorial Library is named after Mr. Lyman Pope, our very generous benafactor who gifted the library $3 million to renovate and expand our historic building in North Conway Village. The library broke ground in fall 2019 and undertook the bulk of construction during the pandemic which made it easier to keep the building closed to visitors but dampened our efforts to continue with our major fundraising through our Capital Campaign. Delays and the rise in construction costs added to the project and while we are open, we continue our efforts to finalize our renovation and fundraising campaign.
 

We are a privately funded, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We receive no regular funds from the Town of Conway, the State of New Hampshire, or the federal government. Our major sources of income are donations, fundraisers, andbequests. However, the North Conway Water Precinct membership votes to raise and appropriate $10,000 each year for the purpose of supporting our programs. Thank you, NCWP!
 

We appreciate the support of our community. Please consider including the Pope Memorial Library in your charitable donations or estate planning. Any amount will be greatly appreciated! Contributions are fully tax-deductible within the limits of state and federal law.

 

CONTACT POPE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Pope Memorial Library is located at 2719 Main Street (aka Routes 16/302 and White Mountain Highway)
North Conway Village.

The Library is just north of the Conway Scenic Railroad train station and Schouler Park and two blocks south of the intersection of West Side Road/River Road and Pine Street. We are off Mechanic Street between Sun & Ski ("Joe Jones") and International Mountain Equipment (IME).

 
Call us at (603) 356-2961 or email staff@popelibrarynh.org
Email to library director Andrea Masters: andrea@popelibrarynh.org
 
Mailing address:
PO Box 409, North Conway, NH 03860
 

WHERE TO FIND POPE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

LIBRARY STAFF

Library Director: Andrea Masters
Voted Best Librarian in Mt. Washington Valley in 2018 & 2019!

 

Assistant Director: Haley Torrey


Library Assistants: Susanne Cullinan, Karen Manson, Brian Moore, Jared Raymond

RSVP Volunteers: Bobbi Bunker, Anne Dunne, Beth Ellis, Marsha Foye, Brenda Killourie, Martha Leich,
Roxanne Mayor, Lauren Pulsifer, Elaine Stockbridge, and Sally Treadwell.

 

If you would like to volunteer at the library, please contact Assistant Director Haley Torrey at 356-2961 or email her at haley@popelibrarynh.org.
 

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Library Director Andrea Masters was born and raised in Germany, where she went to Goethe University in Frankfurt for undergraduate studies in English and American Literature, then Medical School. During her residency in Internal Medicine at a teaching hospital in Hanau, the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm, she completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology.

 

Andrea practiced medicine for 8 years at a teaching hospital and is still licensed as a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine in Germany.

 

In 1999, she decided to go on a sabbatical for a year and moved to the United States.

After 7 months on Cape Cod, MA, Andrea moved to the Mount Washington Valley in NH, to follow her passion for the outdoors. She worked as a library assistant for 2 years at the Bartlett Elementary School until she became the director at the Pope Memorial Library in Sept. 2001.
 

Andrea's hobbies include reading, running, biking (mountain & road),  skiing (XC, downhill, backcountry), hiking, photography, and her two puppies. She is a member of the White Mountain Milers and the MWV Bicycling Club. She was very involved in triathlons until she became injured and had neck surgery. In 2006, she placed 8th overall among over 2,000 women at the New England Danskin Triathlon.

Andrea serves on the board of Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County and on PFAC at Memorial Hospital (Patient & Family Advisory Council). 

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Assistant Director Haley Torrey is a born and raised New Hampshirite. She later lived in Buffalo, New York while studying Psychology at Canisius College. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s Degree, she moved back home to Canaan, NH where she was hired as a library assistant at Mascoma Valley Regional High School. 

 

While working as a library assistant Haley began to pursue a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons University. She completed the program at an accelerated pace, graduating with a 4.0 and an offer from her current employer to become a full-time Library Media Specialist at Enfield Village School. From there Haley taught library classes to students K-4. 

 

In the summer of 2021, Haley began a new endeavor as Assistant Director at Pope Memorial Library; her first public library position. Haley moved across the state to Center Conway with her partner, John, and their cat, Rocket. 

 

Haley can frequently be found hiking, baking, completing jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her family.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: A. Neill Osgood

Vice President: Scott Gleason

Treasurer: Kathy Bergeron

Secretary: Kate Lamneck

Dick McClure, Sharon Wroblewski, Linda Walker
 

We currently have board vacancies. If interested, please contact Andrea Masters.

 

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide stimulating books, resources and services that educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. The library provides a sense of community by nurturing the love of reading and by sharing information and ideas in a welcoming and safe environment.

 

OUR VISION

Pope Memorial Library will be recognized as a vibrant, inclusive community hub that will be a center for discovery and enjoyment. It will create a welcoming environment that will meet the informational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of its users. It will offer inviting spaces to stimulate curiosity and connection; provide a wide range of books, other materials, and technological resources to inform and inspire; and offer enriching programs for children and adults.

 

The Library’s main goal is to enrich individual lives and the Mount Washington Valley community as a whole.


 

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