Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Internet Resources

Arts and Humanities

Run by The Council of State Goverments, this site contains loads of information about states, commonwealths, and territories of the US, including, but not limited to, capitals, population demographics, and fun facts such as state birds and state trees.

"The most comprehensive website and visualization engine of public US Government data. Data USA tells millions of stories about America. Through advanced data analytics and visualization, it tells stories about: places in America—towns, cities and states; occupations, from teachers to welders to web developers; industries--where they are thriving, where they are declining and their interconnectedness to each other; and education and skills, from where is the best place to live if you’re a computer science major to the key skills needed to be an accountant."

"This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States."

This copy of Shakespeare's First Folio is a rarity because it has not been rebound or restored during the almost four centuries since it was first received by the Bodleian Library (the main research library at the University of Oxford) in 1623.

"Explore archival collections. Access [thousands of] descriptions of personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, films, works of art, and organizational records."

"The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation." Get the facts before you believe what you hear or read.

"Explore the history of American social reform and social services.The Social Welfare History Image Portal brings together photographs, pamphlets, artifacts and documents chronicling the history of the nation's response to human need. This history includes the work of volunteer organizations, reform movements, social workers, and government legislation and systems."



Books, Books, Books

This is a great site for finding out the next book in a series.

Find the right book for your reading level.

Honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.

A site to help you find out what's next in that  series by your favorite author!

Boomer Resources

"BEAS shares leadership within NH in developing and funding long term supports and advocating for elders, adults with disabilities and their families, and caregivers."

Here you will find the 2016 edition of Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors published by the U.S. Deparment of Veterans Affairs.


Search for people, look for a job, or find out about businesses.

Features the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in volved in a project or in a business venture) analyses.

Offers most recent unemployment and ten-year treasury rates, the consumer price index, and the gross domestic product, plus tools to create maps, graphs and more.

Information on forms, fees, and filings for profit and non-profit businesses, trademarks, and more.

A business-to-business resource connecting suppliers and providers of services. Easy to search for categories of products, suppliers, and more!

Community Services

"2-1-1 is New Hampshire’s first statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service.  Thanks to a unique coalition of non-profit, government, corporate and volunteer partners, New Hampshire residents need only dial 2-1-1 to be connected, at no cost, with trained Information and Referral Specialists who can provide them with the health and human service information they need to get help, give help or discover options."

A grant making foundation serving the Derry area of New Hampshire, including the towns of Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Chester, Hampstead and Sandown. 

A listing maintained by Kelley Library in Salem, NH. 

Located at the NH State Library, the FRC offers a wealth of information for families with children.

Links through the Center for Life Management.

A statewide network of locally-administered, community-based resources for seniors (Medicare help!), adults with disabilities, and their families.  It is free, can answer your questions, and connect you to appropriate services. Their toll-free number is 1-866-634-9412.

Answers to questions about lawns and gardens, water quality, family finances, parenting, and much more.

A listing maintained by the Town of Windham.

Education Resources

From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

"The NHDOE is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student. This site provides a wealth of data and information about the NHDOE's programs, services, and initiatives at the fingertips of every citizen."

"The mission of Special Education is to improve educational outcomes for children and youth with disabilities by providing and promoting leadership, technical assistance and collaboration statewide. Special Education provides oversight and implementation of federal and state laws that ensure a free appropriate public education for all children and youth with disabilities in New Hampshire."

Employment Resources

Audition and casting call notices, production information for film, theatre, television, and industrial projects.

"Jobs for everyone."

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site allows the user to search for jobs by employability, required level of education, and more.

"As you look through this catalog at the more than 93 opportunities to work in health care, you are opening the
door to the possibility of a very rewarding career. Recent national statistics reveal that 11 out of 20 occupations
projected to grow the fastest in the next decade are in health care.The New Hampshire Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) is committed to helping you identify a health career that is just right for you."

"Your one-stop shop for how to find and apply for federal government jobs."

Sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Use this database, available through the Nesmith Library, to find a job!

Information about occupational licenses, certifications, or registrations issued by state boards, commissions, and departments in New Hampshire.You can look at this online, or download the book.

Offers a listing of employment opportunities.

Creat a resume, find a job!  This website will help you every step of the way.

This site contains the most complete and current New Hampshire educational job vacancies.

This is a nationally recognized source of career information, describing working conditions, training and education required, expected earnings, and job prospects.

Start your journey with the Peace Corps...find the Peace Corps opportunity that's right for you.

"The original career site for Boomers and Seniors. Helping Employers connect with the over-50 Talent Pool."


With Family Search, you can create a family tree for free, which you can then print into a booklet and share with famly members.

Find the graves of ancestors as well as famous people.

Another valuable historic book by Leonard A. Morrison.

Online digital copy of this "Bible" of Windham genealogy and history!

Includes a link to many genealogy resources.

The New Hampshire State Library houses approximately 2400 titles of published family histories for New Hampshire and New England. In addition, they offer links to resources on their website along with research assistance.

"Genealogy, local history and historical research in New England and other interesting places." Also includes the Nesmith Library weathervane in "Weathervane Wednesday".

Search for deeds dating back to the 17th Century. Records of land sales, deeds, mortgages, liens, and attachments are accessible.

"The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. The online checklist is based upon the Library's 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions."

Ship and passenger searching plus so much more.

Local history and genealogy in the digital collections at the University of New Hamphire.

A state-by-state listing of where to write for Vital Records, along with the costs involved.

A Windham teenager, Derek Saffie, launched this website dedicated to the history of Windham.  He has been collecting documents, pictures and postcards and has included stories and pictures of New Hampshire people and places from the 1700s through the 1900s.


A very informative site for healthful eating.

New Hampshire links for Family and Friends of alcoholics.

"AA is not a religious movement." Its sole purpose is "to help the alcoholic who wants to stop drinking and stay stopped."

Helps you find how many calories you need for attaining or maintaining specific weights.

Useful for diabetics or for anyone interested in "low-carb" dieting.

Sponsored by the National Institute of Health, other Federal agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry. Includes summary of the purpose of the study, recruiting status, criteria for patient participation, location of the trial, and contact information.

Assists patients in finding and volunteering for clinical trials.

A site for reliable information on health topics, diseases, drugs, herbals, wellness issues, symptoms and more!  Also offers videos on medical procedures and anatomy, plus links for Men, Women, Seniors, and Children.

Goal is to provide the "most accurate and comprehensive nutrition analysis available...and to make it accessible and understandable to all."  Learn to read food lables  and discuover the nutritional effects of freezing, drying, and cooking various foods.  Find recipes, nutritional content of foods, and more.  May have to close ads, but there's lots of information here.

The Physicians' Desk Reference, more commonly known as PDR, is the premier drug information reference book that was in print for over 70 years. No longer issued in print format, the PDR is available online and through the PDR app.


With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

American Rhetoric provides access to speeches with full-text audio and video versions, including American political speeches, memorable Hollywood movie speeches, and more!

This website explains the Lexile framework for reading.

RhymeZone not only gives you rhyming words, it also is good for synonyms and antonyms, definitions, and more.


Stanford University offers a comprehensive site for understanding this complex issue, and for helping you to avoid plagiarism.

The Family Division handles cases involving divorce. It also handles parenting actions between unmarried persons. is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.

Legal help for military members, veterans and their families.

The NH Pro Bono Referral Program coordinates private attorneys who volunteer (are unpaid) to help low-income people with non-criminal legal problems and needs.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

This site provides links to the superior, probate, district and family court that has jurisdiction for each locale in New Hampshire.

Library Resources

Check the New Hampshire State Library online catalog for items available in New Hampshire libraries.

Mental Health Resources

" provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information."

"Comprised of a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers, we provide information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness."

"NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness."

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. - See more at:
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. - See more at:
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. - See more at:
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. - See more at:
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. - See more at:

"The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders."

"Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses."

Nature and Gardening

Learn all about trees and tree identification here.

Learn about butterflies, find children's crafts, and enjoy beautiful photographs of butterflies.

"As a key part of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) oversaw the production of this stand-alone report of the state of science relating to climate change and its physical impacts. The Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) is designed to be an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States, to serve as the foundation for efforts to assess climate-related risks and inform decision-making about responses."

Find information about landscape design, gardening, organic gardening, plants, pests, and more.

Recipes, videos, and more!

From bee keeping to pest control, firewood-purchasing tips to invasive plants, there's plenty of information for the consumer and farmer at this government website.

"Science and information for a climate-smart nation."

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Division of Resources has an interactive map of the State's historical highway markers.

"USDA's Local Food Directories help you locate farmers markets, on-farm markets, CSAs, and food hubs."

"There are people who are unwilling to compromise. People who take the extra time and effort to make something just right. People who take pride not only in what they make, but also how they make it. These are their products and services."

Topographical maps, NH Boating and Fishing access map, bathymetry (underwater topography) maps, and more!

New Hampshire Community Profiles provides information on the 234 incorporated cities and towns in the state of New Hampshire.

UNH Cooperative Extension’s Education Center offers great answers and practical solutions to everyday questions for the citizens of New Hampshire.

Names and websites for New Hampshire's Representatives and Senators in Washington, D.C.

So many fun things to do in New Hampshire!

Political Science

Database of, and index to, 5000+ full-text, audio, and video versions of public speeches , sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

The Congressional Budget Office produces "independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process." The Office "is strictly nonpartisan."

Puzzled about how the Electoral College works?  The National Archives and Record Administration has built a site to explain this little-understood feature of the U.S. electoral system.

A "Snopes" for politics, tries to monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. politicians.

This archive holds over 117,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency, including, but not limited to, executive orders, state of the union addresses, inaugural addresses, college commencement addresses, and FDR's Fireside Chats.

More than 300 Presidential campaign commercials from 1952-2012.

USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future. We rely exclusively on publicly available government data sources. We don’t make judgments or prescribe specific policies. Whether government money is spent wisely or not, whether our quality of life is improving or getting worse – that’s for you to decide.

Real Estate

Mortgage data, updated weekly, from lenders nationwide.

House plans are fun to look at (you do, however, have to pay for the actual plans). Click on styles from A-frame to Victorian!

Helpful moving tips.

A selection of mortagage calculators. 

Moving! It can be stressful, but this website can help you through the whole home-buying, moving, and settling-in process.

A fun site where you can check out the value of millions properties in the United States.

Recreation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Folklife website is a resource for learning about folklife and traditional arts in New Hampshire.

An online trail guide for New England  The goal of this website is to provide free information for people hiking, walking, or snowshoeing in New England. They "currently offer over 200 trail reports – written both by the Webmaster as well as other outdoor lovers.  These guides are usually pretty detailed and include a description of the hike, trail distances, a difficulty rating, and driving directions; often photos or trail maps are also provided."

Seasonal packages, events, and much, much more.

Fishing, hunting, education for children and adults, wildlife, maps, and so much more.

Tax Forms

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Tax Withholding Estimator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.”  This is even more important following the recent changes to the tax law for 2018 and beyond.

The Estimator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck at work.

There are several reasons to check your withholding:

  • Checking your withholding can help protect against having too little tax withheld and facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time next year. 
  • At the same time, with the average refund topping $2,800, you may prefer to have less tax withheld up front and receive more in your paychecks.

Tech Help

Great "large-print" calculator with different modes: basic; simple; scientific; root; and percentage.

"If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed." Each lesson runs between 5 and 22 minutes and covers such topics as: Intro to Email; Being Safe Online; Creating Resumes; Microsoft Word; Intro to Facebook; and many more. More than 1,000 lessons in technology, math, reading and more!

" is a free educational website that teaches older adults, and other inexperienced Internet users, with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life." For example, there are tutorials for the following websites: Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Ebay; Amazon; PayPal; and many more.

Windham, NH

Here you will find links to the 2015 revaluation of Windham properties.

A Windham teenager, Derek Saffie, launched this website dedicated to the history of Windham.  He has been collecting documents, pictures and postcards and has included stories and pictures of New Hampshire people and places from the 1700s through the 1900s.

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