A golden anniversary for the library

In 1971 the Nashua Public Library moved from the Hunt Memorial Building at 6 Main Street to its current Court Street home. This November and December, make a point of stopping in the library to enjoy a display of photos, posters, and memorabilia celebrating 50 years in the building.

Nashua in the Year 2021

Did you grow up in Nashua? Then perhaps you entered the library’s 25th anniversary essay contest in 1996, “Nashua in the Year 2021: How I See My City.” Some of those entries will be on display, too. You’ll get a kick out of these budding writers’ visions of the future.
Maybe you attended Laser Lunches in the 1990s? Come see a laser disc, a predecessor to the DVD. You could borrow them back then or attend a noontime screening of one in the theater.

Get a free anniversary-edition library card

Special 50th-anniversary library cards are now available, free! If you already have a library card, you can exchange it at the front desk for one of these new ones. If you don’t have one, bring ID so you can sign up.

Try a virtual breakout room

Kids: Try our Blast From the Past virtual breakout room. Test your knowledge by answering questions about the history of the library so you can unlock the locks and “break out” of the room!

A Celebration in Photos

Come watch our nostalgic slideshow of over 100 old library photos. Here’s a preview:

Learn more

More about our celebration is available on our 50th anniversary web page.

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