(L-R) Bill Crosby, Jack Wheeler and Dave Longley of Crosby Design work on a welcoming ceremonial archway ahead of the Concord Free Public Library’s celebration of its 150th anniversary. A series of special events will lead up to an anniversary party on October 1 that will feature a reenactment of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s original library dedication speech, a parade and more. Photo by Celeste Katz Marston

It’s official: Oct. 1 is Concord Free Public Library Day 

September 25, 2023

The Select Board will read a proclamation on Oct. 1 declaring the date as Concord Free Public Library Day.

Board Chairman Henry Dane offered to declare it Concord Free Public Library Week, but Library Director Emily Smith and Board of Trustees President Sherry Litwack said that the day would be sufficient. Also Litwack said Rep. Simon Cataldo (D-Concord) said he had filed his first resolution to the State Legislature to declare it Concord Free Public Library Day across the state.

The library is planning events for the day including the proclamation to be read at the Town House followed by a march to the library at 129 Main Street for family fun.