New Ipswich Library
6 Main Street
New Ipswich, NH 03071
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The visit to this tiny library in southern New Hampshire was not planned, but it was on the street near to our destination, the Barrett House, which we toured. This week, I heard that the town received 3 feet of snow, the most of any New England towns during the December 1-3 snowfall, and that news prompted me to share my June 2019 photos. This is my 75th library report.
As I entered the library, all I saw were books and unique windows. The website offered this information, "The book collection at the New Ipswich Library is made up primarily of children’s titles and adult fiction and non-fiction. There is some reference material that focuses on historical work for topics relevant to New Ipswich." I did not see any genealogy books, but there could have been and I should have asked. In looking over these photos, I don't see any computers, nor do I know if they had wi-fi.
My husband and I were the only patrons, and I remember a long discussion with the above librarian about the windows, they were just replaced or needed to be. In preparing this post, I came across a newspaper article about her. She retired three months after we were there.
Side view of the library. We were there on a perfect June day and had just toured the Barrett House, shown below. The library and house are on the same road.
Across the from the library is the New Ipswich Historical Society. It was closed, but I am including some information about it.
New Ipswich Historical Society
23 Main St New Ipswich, NH 03017
Below is the first web page for the historical society. The Cemetery Database may be seen at, http://www.newipswichhistoricalsociety.org/images/PDFs/nihs-cemetery-data.pdf
I also found a useful book about the history of the town.