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?
- Our book sale closet is seriously overflowing! Mark your calendars for a better than average Fall Book Sale! Our annual Fall Book Sale is on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10. Early bird sale hours are Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and admission is $3. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with no admission charge.
- Book group: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4pm
- Story Time: Thursdays @ 4:15pm, Sept. 10th – Oct 22; Nov 12 – Dec 17
NEW ON OUR WEBSITE!
- FREE! Read a kid’s book today. A NEW title every DAY! Just click this.
- We now offer 40 magazines you can download to your device. Read your favorite magazines such as WIRED, Bon Appétit, Organic Gardening, Game Informer and more! 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 & Ancestry Library: two great genealogy databases offering a treasure trove of information. Call or email for the passwords. (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.
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.