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Library Materials Reconsideration

The Nantucket Atheneum is committed to the principles stated in the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read statements. The Nantucket Atheneum will acknowledge comments and questions regarding the appropriateness of selection or non-selection of individual works. In such cases, the patron is invited to document specific objections on a special reconsideration form that can be obtained at the Circulation Desk.  The form will be reviewed by the Director, and a response will be communicated in a timely manner.

Child Supervision

The Nantucket Atheneum offers a welcoming, educational, and safe place for you and your child. The staff of the Weezie Library for Children would like to help you and your child in your search for recreational, informative and enriching literature and media. While we are ready and willing to serve your needs, we are not authorized to act in loco parentis (in the place of a parent). Parents, guardians, and caregivers are responsible for the safety, behavior, and supervision of their children at all times in the Atheneum and on Atheneum property. Children, like all library users, are required to respect library property and to act in a manner appropriate to the use and function of the library. Please review our guidelines which clarify our concerns and expectations.

Public Use of Library Spaces

The public spaces of the Nantucket Atheneum are primarily for library use and for occasional use by community organizations. Please review our guidelines for use of the Nantucket Atheneum public spaces.

Biblio Art Project

In 2015 three members of the Artists’ Association of Nantucket came to the Nantucket Atheneum and explored the building  looking for inspiration among the library’s treasure trove of art and artifacts relating to Nantucket’s amazing history. The three artists, Dani Henke, D. Clyde Myers and Russell Wieland, then created artwork inspired by what they found. […]