About Baxter Memorial Library

Getting to the Library

The Library is located at 71 South Street in Gorham.


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The entrance is diagonally across from the former Shaw School. From South Street (Rte 114), the Library may be accessed by turning onto Morrill Avenue, taking a right onto Ballpark Avenue, proceeding to the end of Ballpark Avenue and taking a right into the library parking lot. From Narragansett Street, the library may be accessed by turning onto the Access Road and following it past the high school and the Rec Department into the Library parking lot.

Parking is available on South Street and in the library parking lot by the former Shaw School. There are two handicapped spots near the entrance as well as three 15 minute spots.

Our Mission

The Baxter Memorial Library serves our community as a welcoming and accessible gathering place for information, lifelong learning, and enjoyment. The library strives to foster the exchange of ideas, values, traditions, and conversations.

Our History

The Baxter Memorial Library was founded by James Phinney Baxter in 1908. For more information about the Baxter family legacy, visit the Baxter Museum, or visit our History page.

Our Organization

The Baxter Memorial Library is a department of the Town of Gorham and is governed by Town Ordinance. The library has a nine member Board of Trustees, chaired by Linda Frinkso.

Our Staff

Our professional staff is friendly, knowledgeable and ready to help you. [Read more about our staff]

Using the Library

New to town? New to the library? Visit our FAQ and read our policies to find out more about how to access all that's available to you at your library.

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