October's Artist of the Month display is a special one hosted by the Meredith Historical Society!
In a collaboration with VynnArt, local artists painted their own rendition of old postcards depicting the town of Meredith. The exhibit is titled, "Postcards from the Past."
Janet Moorhead talks about her experience filming a scene from Bob Montana's film Meredith: The First 200 Years for the Meredith Oral History Project.
A copy of Meredith: The First 200 Years by Bob Montana is available for check out if you have a library card with us.
For more information on the Meredith Oral History Project, please visit our website: oralhistory.meredithlibrary.org
We are working on the Library's float in the Meredith's 250th Anniversary Parade on Saturday, August 11, 2018. For the next month, you will be able to help us decorate our float by picking up a copy of our bookworm, coloring it (or painting it!) and returning it at either the main circulation desk or the children's room .
For more information on the parade, please visit the Greater Meredith Program's 250th Anniversary page!
A Tale of Two Time Capsule Babies
Watch as the first baby born in 1968 and the first baby born in 2018 meet at the time capsule opening! Baby Colton Boxer received a $10 passbook account with the Meredith Village Savings Bank that was inside the 1968 Time Capsule.
For more on information on the time capsule opening on July 4, 2018, click HERE.
Time Capsule Opening
On July 4, we opened the fifty-year-old time capsule that was buried in the library front lawn! Hundreds of people gathered together to celebrate Meredith history on a very hot day!
The items pulled from the capsule will be preserved and displayed at the Meredith Historical Society at a later date.
To see our photo gallery of the event, CLICK HERE.
A full list of items in the time capsule is under the read more break!
Time Capsule Update
On Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00AM, the Meredith Public Works Department will be removing a time capsule from the Meredith Public Library lawn, 91 Main Street, that was buried in 1968.
"The time capsule will be officially opened on July 4, 2018 at 2:00PM at the Chase House. The Common Man is donating an ice cream social for the first one hundred people. Carl Johnson, Jr. will be emceeing the opening and we will have a slideshow displaying events from Meredith's 200th Anniversary in 1968," said Meredith Public Library Director and Time Capsule Committee Chair Erin Apostolos.
The Time capsule was buried in 1969 as the final celebration of Meredith's 200th anniversary in the previous year. Citizens of Meredith in 1968 chose to put items in the time capsule that largely commemorated the events celebrated in the 200th. Those events will be explained at the July 4 opening.
"We are also inviting everyone who was present when the time capsule was buried in 1968 to the library lawn at 1PM on July 4 for a group photo and to escort the capsule to its official opening at the Chase House," said Jonathan James, Chair of the Meredith Select Board and member of the Time Capsule Committee who will be donating the use of one of his antique vehicles for the occasion.
The time capsule is being removed on May 1 because the Friends of the Library will be planting a festive Red, White and Blue garden to help commemorate Meredith's 250th anniversary. Since the time capsule is currently in the garden bed, it will need to be removed prior to the planting of the garden so as not to disrupt it. It will be securely stored in one of the Town's vaults.
The library is also inviting anyone who was involved in the 200th anniversary of the Town in 1968 to contact Linda Hough at the library. We are looking for people who might be interested in a short interview about their experience as part of an Oral History Project. These interviews will be transcribed and then placed into the new time capsule which will be opened at Meredith's 300th anniversary. Please call 279-4303 or email us.
The Librarians and Library Aides of the Meredith Public library: Erin, Chris, Matthew, Karen, John, Cherie, Joyce, Jessica, and Linda. Please check out our Staff page for more information.