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Provide access to local history, genealogy, and other special collections the library houses.Geneaology Local History Area 2018

The library is fortunate to have historical materials including a small collection of leather bound books from the original Social Library (the library before there was a public library incorporated in 1900) and the Bowers Post Card Collection which contain 16,000 historical NH post cards. These collections are not currently located in easily accessible locations and are not indexed, cataloged or otherwise made accessible by subject or category. This space would allow us to provide access and a proper place to store, in one room, all historical collections. Currently historical materials are in boxes, cupboards, and on office shelves in three different rooms as there is no one place to store, let alone provide access to these items.