The "New" Nesmith Library Celebrated its 10th Anniversary

September 15, 2007




Joan Griffin, Chair of the Library Board of Trustees, welcomes guests.

Peter Griffin, Master of Ceremonies, presents a synopsis of the history of libraries.

In period dress, former Board of Trustees Chair Shirley Beaulieu describes the history of the Nesmith Library.


Longtime Board of Trustees Member and former Board Chair Patricia Skinner explains the long process leading up to building the new Nesmith Library building.

MaryJo Denefrio, who chaired the Friends of the Library during the major fundraising for the new library, speaks graciously about the support of countless Windham residents, volunteers, businesses, and library staff during their tireless efforts to raise funds.

Nesmith Library Director Carl Heidenblad adds his thanks to the many people who continue to make the Nesmith Library such a vital and active place in the community.


The Library was honored to have Windham's State Representative Mary Griffin in attendance.

New Hampshire State Librarian Michael York presented a Proclamation from New Hampshire's Governor Lynch in honor of the Library's Tenth Anniversary.

Library Consultant Patience Jackson, who researched the needs of the Library leading to the new building, chats with former Board Chair Patricia Skinner.

Current and former Nesmith Library Board Members enjoyed the festivities.



From left to right: Joan Griffin, Patricia Skinner, Carl Heidenblad, Michael York, Peter Griffin, Shirley Beaulieu.

An attentive crowd enjoyed the speakers...

...And enjoyed the celebration.

It was a nice afternoon to visit and reminisce

Young Adult Librarian Lori Morse and Children's Librarian Karen Frey, along with Children's Librarian Jane McCue (not pictured) received accolades for their fantastic young adult and children's programming, and for community outreach.

Of course there were delicious and elegant treats!

A lovely presentation of desserts below the "tree" of generous donors.

Beverages were available beneath the rendition of the Library's weathervane.

It was a lovely and memorable afternoon.


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