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Welcome To The Nahant Town Hall and Offices Webpage

The Nahant Town Hall
"As to location (of the "new Town Hall"), there seems no question that the public buildings should be nearer the geographical center of town".
Fred A. Wilson | Some Annals of Nahant (1928)

Our Current Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Town Administrator
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM Board Of Selectmen
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 3 PM Town Assessor
Friday 9 AM - 12 PM Nahant Patriot Properties
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4 PM Town Clerk
Friday 8 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday - Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Apply For A Building Permit
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM Inspectional Services

Some Town Hall History | Circa 1912


1912 Board of Selectmen
Charles D. Vary
Henry C. Wilson
James C. Shaughness
1912 Building Committee
Ellerton James
J.Lothrup Motley
Winthrop T. Hodges
Edward R. Strout
Francis H. Johnson
The Nahant Town Hall was dedicated November, 9 1912. Architects of the day were Andrews, Jaques and Rantoul of Boston. The builder was William Crane. The National Register of Historical Places added Nahant's Town Hall, Library and building at 332 Nahant Road in 1991.

Welcome To The Constables Webpage

Wendy Kessler-Cody | Constable's Email
(781) 244-8222 | P.O. Box 58 | 01908

Welcome to the Nahant Public Library

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.


Our Contact Information
Nahant Public Library
Sharon Hawkes | Library Director
15 Pleasant Street Nahant, MA 01908-0076
(781) 581-0306 |
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Our New Hours | Effective April 1, 2016
Monday Library Closed
Tuesday 10 AM until 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM until 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM until 7 PM
Friday 10 AM until 5 PM
Saturday Noon until 4 PM
Sunday Library Closed

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 or find out more, visit the Library or contact the Friends:

Annie Wachtel
Phone | (917) 545-2199
Email |

- 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.

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