The Gay-Kimball Library is a Public Library made possible by Walter N. Gay’s land donation in 1927 and a bequest from Warren Kimball’s estate in 1945.
Our mission is to meet the recreational and informational needs of the community in a creative, professional and welcoming manner. The Library will offer diverse resources and provide a community meeting place for people of all ages.
All information regarding the Kinder Morgan Pipeline can be found here. Kinder Morgan Pipeline
What’s going on at the Library?
- Legos & Wii any day! Just come in.
- Story Time: 4:15pm on Thursdays – May 7th to June 11th
- Book group 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4pm
- Spring Book Sale: Friday, May 22 (6-8p) & Saturday the 23rd (9a – 2p)
Summer Fun at the Library! Our Summer Reading Program begins the 20th.
- Something super cool for the first 100 people who sign up. You’ll just have to trust me on this!
- Story time with the Heroic & Extraordinary Sheila Depew on Wednesdays at 3:30p from June 24th to July 29th.
- Wingmasters at the school Saturday, July 18th at 11am. An awesome animal show featuring FIVE birds of prey which may include an eagle, hawk, falcon, owl or osprey
- Ice Cream Social Wednesday, August 5th at 6pm. Don’t miss FREE ice cream!
- Other Stuff!!! Drop in craft programs, scavenger hunts, and Legos, too. I’m still planning – so check our website for more fun stuff as I think of it!!
NEW ON OUR WEBSITE!
- FREE! Read a kid’s book today. A NEW title every DAY!! Just scroll down below and click on the book cover.
- We now offer 40 popular magazines for digital lending through New Hampshire Downloadable Books. You can download and read your favorite periodicals such as WIRED, Bon Appétit, Organic Gardening, Game Informer and more! The magazines can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices such as tablets and smart phones. Plus, once the magazine is checked out, it is yours to keep! All you need is one of our Library Cards (or know your number. It’s on your printed receipt), a free NOOK® account (no credit card needed!) and NOOK® app. You’ll find step-by-step instructions here.
- Online Job and Career Resources
- For Here, There Once Were Mills: Perkins Pond Brook, Troy, N.H.: This document by Jennifer Adam tells the history of two small 19th century watermills in eastern Troy.
- HeritageQuest is a history/genealogy database that offers researchers a treasure trove of information. Great news! HeritageQuest has a new look. From the friendly home page to cool and helpful features such as new Research Aids and interactive Census Maps, it’s a whole new, refreshing experience…and it’s just the beginning. Even more improvements will be added in the coming months! (available only to Troy taxpayers).
- Read the Troy History booklets Troy 1815-1965 Sesquicentennial & Troy – As It Was 1815-1990 online. Find the links under Troy History at the top of the page or simply click on the titles above.
Click here to find easy access to recent feature length articles in many of the most popular magazines.
WWII letters from Troy residents!
See letters written from 1942-1944 to the Librarian, Annie Clark, along with a directory of Troy citizens in the armed forces for that time period. The letters were solicited by the Librarian and Library Trustees, George Ripley, A. H. Hanscom and J. T. Hawkins, to keep a record of all the Troy residents who were in the military and where they were stationed. Just click this link to see them all. WWII Letters from military members from Troy, NH. OR click on this link for a list of the letter writers and a direct link to their letters. Our Flickr Pro account is sponsored by the Edward Boufford American Legion, Post 56.
Troy genealogy buffs rejoice!
We have acquired from Janet McCullough the Genealogy of Births, Marriages Deaths in the Town of Troy, NH from the 1700s to 2010. Plus a list of who is in the Village Cemetery. Also, Village Cemetery Maps in PDF format. This is to the best of our knowledge. Please alert us to any errors. Click on Town Information above for all the links.