The Peterborough Town Library was a gem of a library for several reasons. The original part of the library was simply beautiful, and as you enter the front door, the photo above is what you see on your left. There was plenty of parking, building was easy to find, lots of genealogy and history books in the private History Room, two very nice and helpful librarians who answered my questions. To top it off, the weather was perfect as were the flowers and foliage.The front of the old library is beautiful. The town is going to celebrate it's 275th birthday this coming weekend, and they were sprucing up the outside by working on the walkway and portico.
Next to the Library, on the left side is a river, I couldn't resist taking this photo.
Established by vote of
the town April 9 1833
The Oldest Free Library
in the World Supported
This building erected
by Descendants of
The First Settlers
The old section meets the new (above).
Reference RoomI went first to the reference room and discovered there were no genealogy books, so I had to ask the librarian where they were. I had already seen the sign, "Historical Room" up some stairs and was very happy when she said she would take me to that room...I couldn't get in there fast enough.
In the photo above, there is a door in the wall, and another one on the opposite side. I didn't think to ask what was inside.
The "Historical Room" had plenty of space, a microfilm reader, printer (I believe), and lots of books (a sampling is below).
Main Street was looking mighty lovely.