History of BFL

The Baker Free Library was a gift from the Honorable Henry M. Baker.

Henry Baker

Honorable Henry M. Baker, successful attorney, United States Congressman, New Hampshire State Senator, historian, writer, public speaker.

The Town’s acceptance of his 1912 bequest of land, monies to construct the building, and his personal book collection created a successful private-public partnership that has endured through the present day.

The Baker Family history in Bow dates back prior to 1775.

Baker Free Library 1919

Baker Free Library, 1919

Baker Free Library 1948

Baker Free Library, 1948

Baker Free Library 1967

Baker Free Library expansion, 1967

Baker Free Library 1999

Baker Free Library renovation & expansion, 1999/2000

Baker Free Library 2013

Baker Free Library, 2013

Baker Collection

Remaining items from the original book collection donated to the new library by Henry Baker in 1912.

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