Located on the east end of the first floor, the Weezie Library for Children was built in 1996 with a generous grant from the Weezie Foundation, namedÂ in memory of a very special girlâ€”Louise Frances Walker. Original artwork from several picture books about Nantucket grace the walls of this light-filled addition to the Atheneum. Furniture includes hand-painted tables and chairs, and one of Nantucket artist Clara Urbahnâ€™s famous animal chairsâ€”Otto the elephant.
The collection encompasses many reading levels and formats: board, picture, beginning reader, chapter, and nonfiction books; music CDs, audio books, videocassettes and DVDs. The library also houses small magazine, reference, foreign language and Nantucket collections.
The Weezie Library also offersÂ a full range ofÂ ProgramsÂ & EventsÂ for children