"Gilman Library director, Holly Brown, tries out one of the newly refinished wrought iron benches recently installed at the library's perennial garden. Pieter Meulenbroek, standing, has restored the two benches during this past winter. Materials were donated by Reuben Wentworth of the Alton Home & Lumber Co. Betty Jane Meulenbroek, also standing, is library trustee and an Alton Garden Club member who maintains the library gardens."
WELCOMING NEW FRIENDS
Our library always welcomes new friends of all ages. We encourage
everyone to consider joining the Friends of the Gilman Library.
Throughout the years, the Friends of Gilman Library have sponsored
numerous fundraisers and programs to benefit the library. Founded in
1980, the Friends have proven to be a real asset to the library. Being
part of this wonderful group is a great way to be together with old
friends, meet new people, support the library, and give back to the
community. As is the case for many of us, it can be difficult to find
the time to fit one more thing into our busy schedules. However, we
would like to get this group going strong again. If interested, please
visit the circulation desk, give us a call, or send us a quick text or
email. We would be more than happy to add your name to the sign-up
sheet. You will be asked to provide your name, contact number, and the
time of day that is most convenient for you to attend a meeting. Please
consider joining us as we make new friends. Feel free to encourage your
friends to take part in this wonderful opportunity that is sure to
benefit everyone involved!
Visit http://www.nhlta.org/friends.asp to learn more about being a
friend of the library.
Gilman Library, 100 Main St., Alton
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You have to come into the Gilman Library to see and hear our new Library Mantle Clock. The clock is in memory of our beloved Library Trustee, Ruth Messier, who passed away on March 12th. It plays the Westminster Chimes and rings every quarter hour. It was beautifully crafted by New Hampshire Clocks.