Pepperell and the Lawrence Library
The town of Pepperell (pop. 11,142) is situated 35 miles northwest of Boston at the junction of the Nissitissit and Nashua Rivers adjacent to the New Hampshire border.
Pepperell’s first library was called the Pepperell Social Library, which was established in 1795. The Lawrence Library dedicated in 1901 was a gift by Charles Farrar Lawrence, who bequeathed the funds for the purchase of the land, design, construction and the furnishing of the building. The architects were Ernest Flagg and W.B. Chambers who are known for designing the Washington state capitol building; Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; St. Luke’s Hospital, NYC and many others.
The Library is home to Sidney M. Shattuck's (1876-1917) personal collection of 110 local birds, all carefully mounted and labeled and on permanent display at the Library.
Lawrence Library offers a wide variety of resources and services to people of Pepperell and the surrounding area. The library collection has over 62,000 items, including:
- 55,000+ books
- 4,000+ DVDs
- 4,500+ audiobooks
- 1,500+ music CDs
- 200+ video games (Wii U, Wii, Xbox, PS)
- 40+ print magazines and newspapers PLUS, musical instruments, pre-loaded tablets for kids, book/toy/game kits, and American Girl dolls!
Thousands of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, and hundreds of magazines, are also available through several different digital platforms.
Discount passes to 20+ area museums and other fun attractions are available to check out with your library card.
Lawrence Library is a member of C/WMARS, a non-profit, library consortium of 140 public and academic libraries in Massachusetts. You can request items from any of the member libraries, and they will be delivered here for you to pick up! Do it yourself through the online catalog, or ask us to place the hold for you.
We have computers for public use, with access to the Internet and office productivity software. You can print (B&W or color), scan to flash drive or email, photocopy, and fax your documents for a nominal fee.
Wireless service is available throughout the library, allowing you the freedom to bring your own devices to use. There is a B&W wireless printer.
|Tuesday||10 - 9|
|Wednesday||10 - 9|
|Thursday||10 - 9|
|Friday||10 - 5|
|Saturday||10 - 2|
*Closed Saturdays June - August
15 Main Street (Rte 113, just west of the Route 111/Route 113 rotary)
Pepperell, MA 01463
Click here for a map and driving directions.