Sep 27

We are turning 100!


The Oscar Foss Memorial Library was donated to our town in October 1917 by Sarah Ursula Foss in honor of her husband, Oscar. Since then, it has grown from 1,242 sq ft (housing both the library and the town offices) to the beautiful 4,842 sq ft building we have today.

In honor of our 100th birthday, the library has been building up to our celebration all year by:

  • Refreshing our library with new paint and a new layout

  • Adding interesting new items to our collection. In addition to our books, dvds and audio books, we now have portable microscopes, virtual reality goggles, a ukulele, a record player and vinyl albums and a Cricut machine

  • We hid 100 “Oscars” in books all around the library, if you find one of the 10 winning Oscars, you win a $10 gift card to Gibson’s Bookstore (there are still 7 winning Oscars left!)

  • Beginning on 10/1, we will have supplies available at the library so you can paint one of 100 rocks for our Centennial that will be displayed in the gardens around the building

Our Centennial Celebration will take place on 10/21, beginning at 10 am. Please join us for:

  • WMUR Meteorologist Josh Judge will be here at 11am signing copies of his new book click HERE for more info!

  • Paint a Rock for our Centennial

  • Games

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • A visit from Elephant and Piggie and Cat in the Hat

  • The grand opening of our used bookstore

  • The unveiling of our Little Free Book Exchange

  • Our “History Walk”

  • Giveaways and Prizes

  • A “birthday cake” and more!

Later in the day at 4pm, head to the town hall for our NH Humanities Event “The Capital Crime of Witchcraft”, click HERE for more information.

We hope to see you there!