Georgetown Peabody Library
2 Maple Street
The original library was built in 1866, a new addition in 1904, and the newest addition was completed in 2007. I included a map of this library, since you wouldn't normally pass by it. I should also mention that the Newbury, Massachusetts library is just up the road. I will report on that next.
The entrance is on the side. There is plenty of parking.
Side entrance view, with reception area at the left.
I love libraries that incorporate part of their older library. The above photo shows part of the old exterior wall. The rest of the wall is below.
It wasn't hard to find the History Room. The reference librarian sits nearby and she came in to answer some of my questions. There were many familiar books to me, and a few for the Georgetown area. I did ask about a listing of cemeteries. She pulled one book, which is shown below.
I didn't see this listed in www.WorldCat.org, so I'm not sure if you'll be able to find it. However, I found Union Cemetery The Preservation Plan for 2008, and it's online. If you are interested in this Cemetery, you might find some useful information. In addition, I plan to call the Historic Commission after the holidays and inquire about it.
I thought the Roster above might be useful for researchers.
The Essex Antiquarian books may be found in many New England Libraries and online. The author made a copy for this book.
I thought these three Vital Records books were for each event; such as birth, marriage and death. However, they are duplicates. Since I have the Kilborn line in Georgetown, I was able to look it up.
The Library's website lists "Items in the Local History Room." The list and other information is below.
From the 2nd floor, looking at the old wall, and new area.
Below are photos of the original library. I'm so glad I discovered this area, as this is where I would have loved to read.
Small reading room, with magazine racks and three panes of the old building windows.
Nice reading room, with computers.
Children's room on the 1st floor.
The Georgetown Historical Society has a informative website.