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Library for the Future Project : Peterborough, NH Town Library

The Peterborough Town Library, established in 1833, is the oldest tax-supported public library in the nation.

Today, the Peterborough Town Library’s powerful legacy is alive and thriving. A much-loved and heavily used pillar of the community, it attracts an average of 200 visitors a day. However, due to aging and the substandard conditions of much of the physical plant, the Library has become defined more by its limitations than its possibilities. Community needs continue to evolve. There is a crucial need for meeting spaces, a flexible layout, smart and integrated technology access throughout the building, and high quality, accessible space for all ages.

Residents of Peterborough have stepped forward to ensure the Town Library will serve as a flexible and trusted resource for generations to come. The 1833 Society, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2011, with the mission to oversee the design of a new library campus and assist with raising the funding for the project.

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The new library will include a Makerspace and function areas to encourage the study of and experimentation with 21st century technologies.