The Nantucket Atheneum plays a vital role in sustaining and supporting
the values islanders hold dear: a place where connections run deep, where people feel safe and where diversity is celebrated.
The Atheneum, open six days per week and year round, holds our
community together by fusing people and knowledge. In 2017 the library welcomed 165,000 patrons, who came to check out books and dvds, conduct research, access the Internet or attend one of the Atheneum’s 1,300 programs.
Our 2017 annual report breaks down all our accomplishments by each department. Please take a look.