Nahant Website
Nahant Website

Welcome to the Nahant Public Library


Our Contact Information
Nahant Public Library
PO Box 76 | 15 Pleasant Street Nahant, MA 01908-0076
(781) 581-0306 |

Website |

Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Thursday Wednesday and Friday Saturday
Sunday and Monday | Closed

FB Visit Our New Website! FB Find us on Facebook!

A Brief History of the Library
The Nahant Public Library was founded in 1819, the third oldest in Massachusetts after Franklin and Harvard. Our library became a free public library in 1872. The present library building was designed by the Boston firm of Ball and Dabney, and opened June 1, 1895, and was the first electrified building in Nahant.
1895 Floor Plan

Friends of the Nahant Public Library

Friends Introduction
The Friends of the Nahant Public Library are organized to raise money to supplement  town funding of the Library. The Friends support the Library through book sales and bake sales and membership. The money raised is used for both adult and children's programming . The Friends also support other needs of the library not funded by budget appropriations such as refinishing furniture, special book purchases, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, copier upkeep and other building needs.

To become a member, visit the Library or contact Robin deStefano 781-596-1767. You may also e-mail us at

- Individual memberships are $15
- Family memberships are $20

- Memberships are renewed annually in January

As of March, 2005, the Friends organization has registered with the Internal Revenue Service and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a tax-exempt Corporation. This allows the Friends to accept donations that are tax deductible. Any donation over $250 will automatically be answered with a tax letter sent back to you. If you want a tax letter for donations under $250, you need only attach a note to your check and the tax letter will be sent. These special donations will go directly to repairs and expansion of your library.

For More Information
Robin deStefano

Acrobat (PDF) Software

New Item Free Adobe Acrobat Software is required to view our PDF files. You can download the free software using the link below.
  Free Acrobat Reader Software (PDF)



home | calendar | our community | town hall | public services | recreation | contact town hall

Last Website Update: March 24, 2015 10:08 AM  
© 2015 Town of Nahant, Massachusetts