Mission Statement for
Old Library Trust
To further the preservation, conservation and improvement of the Jackson Old Library building, currently located at 125 Main Street in Jackson, New Hampshire, through the raising of funds by contributions, donations, membership subscription, grants, events and direct appeal for funds and to educate, promote and encourage public interest in use of the building.
Interested in joining the Old Library Trust
Update: Fritz Koeppel (owner of The Wentworth) has graciously agreed to an easement for a septic system for the Jackson Old Library. The Protestant Chapel Association reviewed the septic plans and granted its approval! The Jackson Board of Selectman has also reviewed the plan. The easement has been recorded and the NH DES has approved a septic system design.
Thank you to both Fritz and the Protestant Chapel Association!
The Jackson Library building was open to the public on August 1, 1901 and used as the Jackson Library from August 1901 until November 2010, when the library moved to its new location. The building was designed by the famed Boston architect William Ralph Emerson and is much beloved by the Jackson residents and visitors to the Mountain Washington Valley. The building is on the National Register of Historical Buildings. See the link above for more information on history of the Jackson Library.
The building is now available for public use for social, cultural or educational events sponsored by Jackson residents and/or community groups. The Board of Selectmen established an Old Library Management Committee to help manage and encourage the use and continued preservation of the building. The Committee is actively working on the preservation of the building and is soliciting public support.
If you would like to use the building, please review the GUIDELINES AND FEE SCHEDULE FOR USE OF THE OLD LIBRARY and the APPLICATION FOR USE OF OLD JACKSON LIBRARY, available from the Town Administrator or from the links above.
Please note that the building:
- is a Jackson-town owned building but is located on property owned by the Protestant Chapel Association.
- has two main rooms and one one small closet and for total of approximately 700 square feet .
- has tables (3) and chairs (50).
- is currently not ADA compliant.
- has no running water, restroom facilities or waste water systems.
- is heated.