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The Library Where Everyone Belongs.

We are Nantucket’s free public library and gathering place, transforming lives with resources and
experiences that support lifelong learning for all.

The Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival 2022

Nantucket Atheneum presents the Dance Festival!

JULY 18 – 23, 2022

Tickets ON SALE JULY 1st

Please join us as we celebrate 15 years of exceptional artistry on Nantucket!


Read / Watch / Listen

find your next great read, stream movies, listen to music, and more


programs and events to broaden your horizons


explore historical and contemporary collections


I have had the fortunate opportunity to be a Trustee of the Atheneum for the last 9 years, how lucky am I? When I drive into town every morning I always marvel at how majestic our beautiful building is in the center of town, watching over the comings and goings of so many residents and visitors. I love the Atheneum because it represents all the good Nantucket has to offer. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or how you arrived, the Atheneum is a place for all to either access the world through the internet, take a load off your feet and read a periodical or come expand your mind with the numerous creative programs taking place. Basically, it’s my favorite place to be!

- Jeanne Miller , Board Member