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About the Library

Contact Information

Kenison Library
Brewster Academy
80 Academy Drive
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Tom Madden, Director

Fred Fernald, Assistant Librarian

Gail Antonucci, Library Assistant

Library Staff

The Kenison Library

The Kenison Library is a beautiful, welcoming facility with an unmatched view of Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountains beyond, providing a space for learning, exploring, creating, studying, and acquiring knowledge. The library is a multi-purpose resource center that meets the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the Brewster community.


The Kenison Library offers a well-balanced collection of over 12,000 books, periodicals, DVDs, and CDs, as well as a wealth of electronic resources available through our website. We subscribe to 40 databases covering a wide array of topics from science, history, current events, and literature to biographies, pop culture, and the environment. Books and other materials not available in the Kenison library are acquired through the New Hampshire interlibrary loan system.


The Library maintains an inviting atmosphere that attracts students throughout the day and evening. Comfortable seating areas, group work tables, and individual study carrels provide a variety of study options for students; the expansive view out the window provides inspiration. The facility is wireless throughout, maximizing flexible use of the space. And friendly, expert, helpful librarians are always available to assist students with their work.


The Kenison librarians collaborate with faculty to support the curriculum by offering a diverse collection of research resources and assisting with classroom and assignment-based research. Instruction is available for groups and individuals in searching the library’s catalog, databases, and the web, with an emphasis on learning fundamental research techniques. Students are trained to locate materials efficiently, analyze them critically, and use them effectively. In cooperation with faculty, online subject guides are designed and created to direct students to print and digital resources deemed most appropriate.


The goal of the Kenison Library staff is to enhance the educational experience of the Brewster community and to leave students equipped with the research and analysis skills required in college and beyond.


Library Hours

Library Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm; 7-9:30 pm  

Tuesday: 8 am-5 pm; 7-9:30 pm

Wednesday: 8 am-2:30 pm; 7-9:30 pm

Thursday: 8 am-5 pm; 7-9:30 pm

Friday: 8 am-5 pm 

Sat: 8 am-12 pm (A week only)