Peterborough Town Library - Peterborough, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 42° 52.669 W 071° 56.877
19T E 259233 N 4751463
"The Peterborough Town Library, established 1833, is the oldest public library in the world." This claim on their web site my be difficult to document, but this library serves this historic town in southern New Hamshire. The building dates from 1892.
Waymark Code: WM1H00
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 05/07/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 91

The Peterborough Town Library has a collectin of approximately 43,000 books, 150 titles of periodicals, 700-plus audiocassettes, 500-plus videocassettes, 150 CDs, 100 pieces of framed art; strength in local history and genealogy, also scrapbooks on MacDowell Colony.

Established by vote of
the town April 9, 1833

The oldest free library
in the world supported
by taxation

This building erected
by descendants of
the first settlers
of Peterborough

The library also operates a bookstore located next to it.

Classification of Library: Public Library (Open to all)

Internet access available: Yes - Your Laptop: Free

Hours of Operation:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues., Thur. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Summer hours: Sun. noon-2 p.m. (Labor Day-Memorial Day).

Approximate date of opening.: 01/01/1833

Library Website: [Web Link]

Additional Internet Connection Options: Not listed

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