Frohmiller Construction Co.

123 State Rd.
W. Bath ME 04530
207-443-6749
frococom3001003.jpg
Boothbay Hbr Memorial Library
The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library has been providing library service to the residents of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor since 1924.

       In 1906, the citizens of Boothbay Harbor voted to establish a free public library. In 1923, the need for more library space, along with a desire for a World War I Memorial, led to purchase of a beautifully proportioned 1840ís Greek Revival temple-style structure that was originally designed as a personal residence. The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library was incorporated the next year with a 15 member board of trustees.

        Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the original homestead has been remodeled three times. To create the Library in 1923, the front door was relocated from the ell to the center front of the main room which is today known as the Great Room. A Greek revival front was added and a World War I memorial plaque was placed over the fireplace. In 1966 a reading room was added, and in 1976 the building was extended along Howard Street to add a children's room. In 1969 the Hyde House next door, became the Friends of the Library Used Bookstore..
In keeping with the designation of "Memorial Library," the plaque over the fireplace honors the local veterans of World War I. The bronze tablet on the Library lawn commemorates the veterans of all wars and conflicts. It was dedicated on July 4, 1991.
In 2001 the Library joined the information age, and gained an online catalog. The Library currently houses 22,000+ books, audiobooks and videos for adults and youth.

        Frohmiller Construction Inc. is honored to have been chosen to construct this latest expansion of this iconic structure. We invite you to review the following pages as we document the progress of this significant project.
A brief History....