The Pelham Library has two meeting rooms available for use: the Henry Ramsdell Meeting Room, with a maximum capacity of 60 people and a kitchenette, and the History Room, which seats eight. Requests are first-come, first-served, with Town elections, Library events and certain government events taking priority over other reservations.
Reservations are made with the Library Director or, in the case of a school request, with the School Librarian. Reservations should be written on the Library calendar that is posted on the bulletin board between the circulation desk and the Ramsdell Room. A contact person’s name and phone number must be provided at the time of the request.
The meeting rooms may not be used for for-profit classes or events. Admission to events may not be charged. Groups, if they make pre-arrangements with the library director, may solicit voluntary donations to offset costs but may not suggest donation amounts or require payment. Any classes must be sponsored by the Library or another Town group and must be free and open to the public.
Private parties at the Pelham Library require an insurance waiver with the Pelham Library and the Town of Pelham also named as insured.
No alcohol or smoking is allowed in any part of the Library or on library grounds at any time. No open flames are allowed in the building per Massachusetts fire code.
Ramsdell Room Equipment and Supplies
The Ramsdell Room has a projector, projection screen, and large screen TV; presenters must provide their own computers and cables to connect to this equipment. Using the equipment requires permission and training, in advance, from the Library Director and/or staff.
Additional information is available in the Ramsdell Room Policy.
The History Room is available for small group meetings and the viewing of historical materials. It has a conference table and eight chairs; additional chairs, if available in the Ramsdell Room, may be used as space allows.
The History Room contains some of the Library’s historical materials, and additional resources stored in the connected archival vault may also be viewed in the room. More information is available on the Library’s Historical Resources page as well as on the Historical Society’s website.
Easels are available to use for presentations. Presenters must provide their own markers and flip charts. No food or drink may be consumed in the History Room.