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About Us

The Beardsley & Memorial Library is a private, not for profit, 501(C) 3 organization.

The citizens of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, and Winchester have voted to make Beards
ley their public library.  It is run by an independent Board of Trustees, which is responsible for all decisions concerning the library.  Representatives from each town sit on the Board of Trustees.  Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, at 4 p.m., in the library's Community Room.


The mission of the Beardsley & Memorial Library is to enrich the lives of our patrons by promoting literacy, lifelong learning, and cultural enhancement to all generations of our diverse community.
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