Lawrence Library in Pepperell MA

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Pepperell and the Lawrence Library

The town of Pepperell (pop. 11,142) is situated 35 miles northwest of Boston at the junction of the Nissitissit and Nashua Rivers adjacent to the New Hampshire border.

Pepperell’s first library was called the Pepperell Social Library, which was established in 1795. The Lawrence Library dedicated in 1901 was a gift by Charles Farrar Lawrence, who bequeathed the funds for the purchase of the land, design, construction and the furnishing of the building. The architects were Ernest Flagg and W.B. Chambers who are known for designing the Washington state capitol building; Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; St. Luke’s Hospital, NYC and many others.

The Library is home to Sidney M. Shattuck's (1876-1917) personal collection of 110 local birds, all carefully mounted and labeled and on permanent display at the Library.

Check the library's event calendar for upcoming programs for all ages plus Art Gallery displays and events.

Library Hours
Tuesday 10 - 9
Wednesday 10 - 9
Thursday 10 - 9
Friday 10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 2


*Closed Saturdays June - August

15 Main Street (Rte 113, just west of the Route 111/Route 113 rotary)
Pepperell, MA 01463
Click here for a map and driving directions.


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