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Freezin’ for a Reason!

Nantucket Atheneum Cold Turkey Plunge provides the funding necessary for Weezie Library for Children to offer FREE, year-round access to programs, services, and materials to ALL library users.

JOIN US for the Cold Turkey Plunge’s 21st year. Head to our registration and fundraising website, and learn how you can create a team, fundraise for the Weezie Library, win fun prizes, and #PlungeDayYourWay!


Register Today to read the rules for this year’s event (and new prize categories!). Then sign up, form a team, start fundraising, and take the plunge!

Register for Turkey Plunge 2022



1. JOIN US Thanksgiving morning at Children’s Beach and brave the icy waters of Nantucket harbor to benefit Weezie Library for Children! #FreezinForAReason

2. PARTICIPATE FROM AFAR – just make sure to do it outside and the week of Thanksgiving! All involvments supports the Weezie Library for Children! #PlungeDayYourWay

DON’T FORGET TO FUNDRAISE: Double your impact! Set a fundraising goal and meet – or better yet – exceed it! Fundraisers will have the opportunity to earn great prizes while every dollar raised benefits the Weezie Library for Children.


Check out our FAQ page.

Sponsorship for the Turkey Plunge 2022
Turkey Plunge 2022


Interested in supporting the Weezie Library for Children as a business sponsor?


Corporate and business support is vital to the Nantucket Atheneum’s efforts as the island’s public library to provide a full range of information resources and services, cultural and educational programs, and expert staff assistance to adults, teens, and children year-round and Free of charge.

The Atheneum would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to our 2022 Business Sponsors.

With special thanks to Mary Margaret Holmes for her lead support in memory of her husband Brainerd Holmes.

Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Island Energy Services
Mrs. Lucile W. Hays
Nantucket Bank
Permits Plus

– What’s blue and covered in feathers?
– A turkey holding its breath!