New Picnic Tables at the Library

Nelson residents and their friends are invited to use the new picnic tables behind the Town Hall and Olivia Rodham Memorial Library. These tables were purchased by the library with a grant we received through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which allocated funding, based on population, to every public library in the country. Nelson’s share was $2,756. The sturdy wooden tables, with umbrellas for shade, make a great place to meet a friend for coffee (BYO), hold a committee meeting, or sit and read a library book on a beautiful summer day.

The rectangular table is ADA compliant and easy to use for anyone with compromised mobility or in a wheelchair. The tables and their umbrellas were purchased locally. The library trustees thank Mike Ezell and Gordon Peery for their help in installing the tables.

The remainder of the ARPA grant was used to buy new storage shelves for the lower-level meeting rooms and a large-format printer for the library.

Please stop by to see the new picnic tables, and bring a friend! If you open one of the umbrellas, please close it when you leave. Thank you, and enjoy!

~ Susan Peery, on behalf of the library trustees

Picnicking has been an important part of Nelson’s history. Read excerpts from Parke Struthers History of Nelson about the Nelson Picnic, which became Old Home Day. 

Also (on the Nelson History Website), an account written in 1993 by Bob Struthers: Memories of Old Home Day.


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