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Melissa Jones, teacher at the the North Guilford School, 1931 to 1949. According to a Shoreline Times article, Miss Jones never missed a single day of school. A new elementary school built in 1953 to replace the rural two-room schoolhouse, was named…

On January 23, 1934, First Selectman S. Leslie Spencer hands the keys to the Library to Rev. William C. H. Moe, President of the Guilford Library Association. Looking on, left to right, are Lena A. Shelley, Library Director, Edith B. Nettleton,…

The corner of Park Street and Broad Street, 1918. This land became the site for the new library building completed in 1934.

Guilford Free Library, 1934

The first library building, built in 1897-98, was located on Whitfield Street and owned by a library association.

The Grand Army of the Republic is pictured on the Guilford Green, circa 1900. Dwight Griswold (Co. B, 14th CVI), William H, Losaw (Co. E, 6th CVI) , Levi Odell Chittenden (Co. I, 14th CVI), William F. Isbell (Co. M, 11th KSC) , Augustus W. Morse…

Charles Hubbard begins his journey to Maine in 1947

A group participating in the 1899 Guilford Fair: Pictured: Emma Bullard, Florence Snow, Susan Dudley, Amy Dudley, Charlotte Griswold, Susan Burr, McConnell, Daisy Homell, Hattie Chapman, Jennie White, Maude Hotchkiss, Pearl London. On horses: Charles…

Edith B. Nettleton visits with Katie Fargo (left) and Nancy Wardell at the 101st birthday celebration on Nettleton.

Edith B. Nettleton and Nancy Elderbaum promote the library's Book and Bake Sale in the annual Guilford Fair Parade in 2003.