An outdoor chess/checker table has now being installed off the Garden at the Nantucket Atheneum. Library patrons can begin to enjoy this new amenity after June 5th, made possible by a donor. A sturdy, weather-resistant chess set may be checked out at the Circulation Desk. The Atheneum hopes the whole community will enjoy playing chess on the granite chess tables with comfortable wooden slatted benches to the library. The second mission of the outdoor table is to promote another way to enjoy the garden and the downtown community.
Libraries have always been a place people go in order to encounter new ideas, learn new skills, and to meet the rest of the community. So stop on by the Atheneum and try your hand at a bit of chess. You may find it suits you.
The Atheneum has a chess set with an electronic timer in one package. The chessmen are available, with a library card, from the circulation desk.