We thank you for visiting. By the end of your stay we hope you will agree that the time is right to begin thinking about and planning a new library for our community. More importantly, we hope that you will be moved to support our efforts by sharing your opinions and ideas, by making your usage needs and preferences known, and by giving your financial support.
Because the Peterborough Town Library is the oldest tax revenue-supported library in the nation, it is of historical significance. The public library movement was born here in 1833! Nonetheless, the way in which we access and create information continues to change rapidly. We need to catch up, but at the same time operational costs continue to rise. Because of this we need to think economy and efficiency. We need to think digital and Green. The option of continuing to patch an aging facility has reached a tipping point. We need to think low-maintenance, new construction.
As we consider solutions to the concerns referenced above, we have before us the opportunity to plan not just a new library, but a new kind of library...one that will be the "go to" place for community members to gather to share ideas, interests, and information. This is a vision that excites us. We invite your participation.
There are numerous ways to become involved in our Library of the Future project. To sign up to receive our e-newsletter and special announcements, click here. If you are interested in volunteering or sharing your interests, please access a brief online form available here. We welcome your suggestions.