Letter To The Editor
To The Editor:
On behalf of the Gilmanton Year-Round Library Association (GYRLA) I
would like to express my sincere thanks to the Gilmanton community
for supporting our warrant article on the town ballot. Your
affirmative votes will allow the Library to continue providing
valued services to all residents.
We encourage everyone to visit the GYRL and take
advantage of the many programs and services it provides, such as
children’s story time and craft programs, weekly adult craft
program, occasional lectures and the new e-books program. We also
would appreciate your suggestions for future programming. The
professional and enthusiastic librarians truly welcome the
opportunity to assist patrons. Please visit the website at
www.gyrla.org for a full calendar of events and further information.
Join us at the GYRL on Saturday March 28th from 1-3 for an Open
House to say “Thank You” to the community. Light refreshments will
be served. Bring along a book if you would like to participate in
the “book swap” with your neighbors.
We look forward to working with every resident and with the other
libraries in Gilmanton as we strive to fulfill our mission of
providing full library services to everyone in our town. We plan to
have a continuing conversation with residents and town officials to
assure that the GYRL will remain a viable resource for many years to
President, GYRLA Board of Directors
Joseph H Cotton Jr
Joseph H Cotton Jr. 86,of Province Road, Gilmanton, died March 17th
at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Wilmington, MA, the son of Joseph H Cotton, Sr. and
Ruth Cotton. He was an Army veteran serving in Korea and following
his discharge, he was a Assistant Administrative Supply Technician
for the NH National Guard for 28 years.
He is the widower of Virginia (Cummings) Cotton and members of his
family include a son, Joseph H. Cotton III and his wife Belinda of
Gilmanton, a grandson, Joseph H. Cotton IV and a granddaughter
Ashley Cotton, two sisters, Nancy Wheeler of Concord and Sandy
McKenzie of Alton, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son,
An urn burial will be held in the Riverview Cemetery, Barnstead in
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield, is assisting with