The Bennett Public Library
Serving the Billerica Community and beyond
In 1881 Mrs. Eleanor Bennett dedicated the Bennett Public Library
to the people of Billerica in memory of her husband, Joshua. The Bennetts strongly believed that
everyone deserved access to art and education, and so when the town denied an appeal to build a
public library they took the project on themselves. While all of the money raised was through
private donations, the doors were open to everyone in town and The Bennett became Billerica’s
first public library.
Today, the Bennett still belongs to the people of Billerica as the town’s only historic
rental facility. Browse our photos and review our
calendar to learn more
about hosting your next party, meeting, or special event at the Bennett.
Join Us -
to become a member of the BPLA, please fill out a
membership form and submit with your check.
Rental Request - Reserve The
Bennett for an event or have questions about event hosting fill out our
Check out the floor plan.
You needn't be a member to host an event at the Bennett, so contact us
Currently The Bennett is accepting reservations for
Public Speaking Events, Catered Events, Showers, Small Parties,
Plays/Theatrical Events, Showcasing, Cultural Events, Business Meetings,