Haverhill, MA 01830
The Haverhill Public Library is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve the cultural, social, and community needs of a diverse population by providing global access to informational, educational, and recreational resources. The library began as the vision of famous Haverhill benefactor E. J. M. Hale. In 1873, he proposed a plan to permanently maintain a public library in Haverhill and offered to donate the land and half of the money if the people of the community would raise the other half. The community answered the call and a unique public/private partnership was formed and continues to this day. In 1997, this special partnership of Trustees, City, Friends of the Library, donors, staff, and volunteers built the third Haverhill Public Library to serve you.