Our beautiful library was given to the Town of Rumney in 1904 by Adelaide Merrill in memory of her father, Byron G. Merrill.
Byron G Merrill was born in Rumney in 1834 and was educated in our local schools. When the Boston, Concord, Montreal rail line was surveyed, Merrill acted as rod man under the guidance of Josiah Quincy, another Rumney resident. In 1875, Merrill became superintendent of the mechanical department of the Gelena Oil Company in Franklin, Pennsylvania. He became one of the best qualified experts on lubricating oils and their proper use. He traveled and sold large quantities of oil. Merrill spent his last thirty years in Concord, NH, and was involved in municipal affairs.
We continue to use and enjoy her wonderful gift. The Byron G. Merrill Library is open on Wednesdays from 1pm — 5pm, Thursdays from 10am — 5pm and Saturdays from 10am — 1pm. You can reach us at 786-9520 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A major renovation is taking place this summer with the addition of a handicap access. Thanks to the support of our townspeople, this very much needed change is underway... the first ‘big’ project in over a hundred years!
All residents of Rumney are encouraged to use the services of the library — books, videos, dvds, audio books, computers, internet access, interlibrary loans, story times, knitting circle, and special events are all part of our offerings.
The Byron G Merrill Library Trustees meet quarterly. Special meetings are scheduled when needed. Minutes of these meetings are available at rumneylibrarytrustees.blogspot.com.
To see the latest events and news read our blog at rumneylibrary.blogspot.com.