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.
|Tuesday||10 - 8|
|Wednesday||10 - 5*|
|Thursday||10 - 8|
|Friday||10 - 5|
|Saturday||10 - 4*|
*Closed Saturdays July - August ** Due to budget cuts: effective July 1, 2014 the library is now closed at 5pm
15 Main Street (Rte 113, just west of the Route 111/Route 113 rotary)
Pepperell, MA 01463
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