Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

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150 Years of Nesmith Library

We are excited to celebrate Nesmith Library's Sesquicentennial Celebration with you on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Please save the date, and read on for details about this event and our ongoing fundraisers and activities!

Watch on YouTube: The Austin family made an incredible video about our 150 year history in Windham!

Schedule of Events:

  • 10 AM: Comments from Honored Guests, including Library Director Sylvie Brikiatis, Board of Trustees Chair Karen Moltenbrey, NH State Librarian Michael York, NH State Representative Bob Lynn, and NH Senator Regina Birdsell
  • 11 AM: Music from the Windham Community Band
  • 11 AM-1 PM: Cupcakes plus B's Tacos food truck
  • 11 AM-2 PM: Self-guided tour of three Nesmith Library locations (earn a Sesquicentennial Seal button), scavenger hunt of historical library facts (enter our prize raffle), and a children's craft!
  • Ongoing: We hope you will stop by during our day of celebration to enjoy these activities, sign our guest book with your Nesmith Library stories and memories, learn more and purchase a brick for our Buy-A-Brick fundraiser, or donate to the fundraiser to receive a window cling decal of our Sesquicentennial Seal.

Events will go on rain or shine, with accommodations for posted safety guidelines as needed.

Parking and Shuttle: There will be a shuttle to drive attendees between parking areas and our three tour locations at Town Hall, the Armstrong Building, and Nesmith Library. The shuttle will continuously travel between parking areas and tour location stops during the whole event from 10 AM-2 PM. Masks are required for those riding the shuttle, and children who need a car seat cannot ride on the shuttle. We encourage families to save the Parking Map and use parking near each stop.

Press and hold on this image to save it to your phone, or click to view in a new window and save the image. If you prefer a PDF to save or print, you can download a copy of the parking map (PDF)

parking map nesmith library sesquicentennial saturday september 18

 

Buy-A-Brick Fundraiser

Lumpi the Bunny on our brick walkway. Photo credit: The Cerna Family

You've been asking us when we might offer the opportunity to add bricks to our walkway, and we are excited to announce that the time has come!
Starting Saturday, September 18 at our Sesquicentennial Celebration, you can purchase an engraved brick to add to our walkway! Brick order forms are available at Nesmith Library, or download and print a brick order form (PDF) Stay tuned for an online payment option coming soon from FLOW. Fundraising will be supported by the Friends of the Library of Windham and will continue into 2022, with more project updates to come.

All of our existing bricks will be lifted and relaid along with newly purchased bricks. Visit us to fill out a brick order form with your preferred engraving: up to fourteen (14) characters fit in each line of text, with the cost of your brick determined by how many lines of text you choose.
One line of text: $100
Two lines: $125
Three lines: $150

 Please reach out with further questions: call 603-432-7154 or email director@nesmithlibrary.org

Preserving Memories

Photos, guestbook entries, and more from this event and our 150th year will be preserved in a digital gallery! Be sure to sign the guest book during the event, and consider submitting your art and stories illustrating what Nesmith Library means to you, September 18-December 18. Email NesmithLibrary03087@gmail.com to discuss submission details.

The digital gallery will be available January 2022.

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