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Historical Highlight

This week, peek into the past, with a little Amherst Town Library history. Amherst’s first Library building was dedicated on April 30, 1892. The 27-page book, Addresses and Proceedings at the Dedication of the Town Library Building, Amherst, N.H. commemorates the dedication ceremony. Inside the book you’ll find a brief description of the ceremony and multiple speeches and poems that were read by prominent Amherst Figures, such as Edward D. Boylston. Did you know that the portrait of Charles Humphrey Atherton that hangs behind the circulation desk was presented by Dr. Edward Spalding at the Library’s dedication?