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Hamilton's 'Old Library' Seeks a New Name

Residents are being asked to come up with a new name for the "Old Library" in Hamilton as part of a contest where the winner will be announced at Fall Town Meeting.

The in Hamilton needs a new name and town leaders are asking residents for help.

A contest being run from now through mid-October seeks suggestions for a new name for the building on Bay Road, in front of the public safety building.

Entries can be dropped off at the Selectmen’s booth at the on Sept. 24, sent to Hamilton Planning Coordinator Marcie Ricker via U.S. Mail (577 Bay Road, P.O. Box 429, Hamilton, MA 01936) or e-mail or dropped off for Ricker at by the Oct. 14 entry deadline.

The winner will be announced at the Fall Town Meeting on Oct. 22. The winner will be commemorated with a plaque on the building.

The building was built as the town library and opened in April 1961. The building has sat without a consistent, dedicated use since the opened 10 years ago. Right now, the Council on Aging, Recreation Department and and all use it for various reasons.

is also being run from the back of the building right now while its building is being rebuilt and some government boards and commissions hold meetings there too.

“While the use of the building has not yet been determined, the ‘Old Library’ deserves a name that helps people find it and will help define its place in the community,” says an announcement seeking entries to the contest which is attached to this story as a PDF.

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