Lamps light up library again

  • The original lampposts were repaired and reinstalled at the Tucker Free Library. Courtesy of Lynn Piotrowicz

  • Keith DeMoura who helped install the lampposts and Tucker Free Library Director Lynn Piotrowicz. —Courtesy of Scott Osgood

  • Tucker Free Library Trustees John Capuco, Angelica Ladd, Patti Osgood, Deb Kreutzer stand with Library Director Piotrowicz at the official lighting of the lampposts Courtesy of Scott Osgood

Monday, December 18, 2017
Lamps light library again

The original lamppost have been restored and returned to the porch of the Tucker Free Library. The lampposts, which were originally installed on the front entryway of the Tucker Free Library in 1904, were restored this fall. They were removed in 1982 and placed in storage.

Discovered by library personnel while cleaning the attic eight years ago, staff members began searching for ways to fund the restoration and return of the architectural feature on the front porch.

This year Lynn Piotrowicz, library director, procured a grant to complete this project from the Moose Plate Program & New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources through the State Council on the Arts.

They were repaired by the Conant Metal & Light Co. in Burlington, Vt.

Now restored to their former glory, the lamps were rewired by Marc Aucoin and mounted by Keith DeMoura.

Tucker Free Library Trustees and staff held a lighting Ceremony on Wednesday.

Lynn Piotrowicz, Tucker Free Library director