This aerial view shows the excavation site for the 1st addition to the library. A war surplus building, Number ""N"" appears on the far left. It was taken down in 1968 prior to construction of the 2nd addition.
This bas relief panel is over the second floor end window of the original library building. This and other panels on the east front of the building were designed by Nellie Verne Walker. The carving was executed by J.G. Zimmerman.
The Library Loan Desk (now called Circulation Desk) is viewed from the librarian's side, with a male staff member helping a female patron while other staff work with card files and book trucks behind the desk.
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #10: ""The 60 miles of roads in the towns 16000 acres before 1900 cost $92. per mile per year to maintain. Now 50 miles of additional new roads are required for 19 new subdivisions. They...
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #11: ""The inexpensive woodland roads and trails that the people most enjoy. We want a system of public waterside and wildwood reservations with such roads and trails.""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #12: ""Salem Road before and after the lumberman had illegally cut the roadside trees that belonged to our townspeople. It is the tree warden's duty to protect such roadside growth.""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #13: ""The three following slides show how a plain, bare house can be draped by vines and surrounded by flowering plants at an original cost that need not exceed $100.""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #15: ""Home ground surveys and plans made by 7th and 8th grade children as a substitute for free hand drawing. Why should not Billerica children undertake this work?""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #17: ""Why should not our children be educated through school gardening to successful farming: This is being done by European countries and many of our states.""