Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Public Library, Lancaster, New Hampshire
[LIB2719] - The Lancaster Public Library began in 1884 when George P. Rowell gave the town a thousand books and the use of the former Lancaster Academy building as a free public library. In 1906 the Hon. John Wingate Weeks offered to build a new library for the town in memory of his father.
Construction of the William D. Weeks Memorial Library began in 1906, and the new building was opened in 1908. In 1994, when it became obvious that the library had outgrown its building, a Building and Expansion Committee was formed to study and plan for new space. The addition, which was started in 1998 and completed in 1999, tripled the library's size. [Website]