The public is invited to a special Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for the new Storybook Garden Path at the Hampstead Public Library on Saturday, September 18 at 1 pm. The path is dedicated to the memory of Janet Eagleson. A former Hampstead resident and librarian, Janet Eagleson was an extensive traveler, avid supporter of equal rights, enthusiastic Red Sox and Patriots fan, and a dedicated mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a tremendous addition to the Hampstead Public Library staff for over nine years, and after her retirement she continued to support the Library by volunteering for the Friends of the Library as Secretary and as a Thrift Shop worker. Janet was taken from us too soon in December of 2017.
The Garden Path project began with a bequest from Janet Eagleson, which was used to construct a new walkway along the side of Library. This summer, stone pavers were added to connect the walkway to the garden gate, and new landscaping was installed. Dennis Silva of Osgood Hill Farm donated the stones and labor for this part of the project. New plants near the path were donated by Freshwater Farms. The existing gardens at the Library are beautifully maintained by the Hampstead Garden Club.
All are welcome to meet in front of the Library building. Following the brief dedication ceremony, attendees can stroll down the path and join a celebration with light snacks and beverages near the Storybook Garden. The dedication festivities will take place rain or shine. Please join us as we celebrate the life of a wonderful woman by enjoying the beauty of the Hampstead Public Library path and gardens.