Librarians from the beautiful Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich will bring books about the history and ecology of Greenwich Point and the Sound, as well as information about summer activities at the library.
About Perrot Memorial Library
The Perrot Memorial Library is located in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, a Long Island Sound seaside community which comprises the eastern portion of the Town of Greenwich. The library, named for John Perrot, a British loyalist and Old Greenwich’s first private schoolmaster, was founded in 1904 by his descendants.
The library moved from place to place until 1930, when architect D. Everett Waid donated a piece of land on Sound Beach Avenue, as well as plans for a Jeffersonian-style building. The Children’s Wing was designed by architect Mark B. Thompson and construction was completed in 1998. The new addition was funded by a a major gift from the Radcliffe Family and donations from many members of our community. The interior of the Children’s Wing was built to resemble a village green.
Perrot Library is a private, 501(c)(3) institution, owned by the Perrot Library Association, although affiliated (and shares a catalog) with the larger Greenwich Public Library system.