Monday, July 7, 2008
1940s Hoyt Library, Kingston, Pennsylvania
The Hoyt Library had its official opening on January 2nd, 1928 to begin a tradition of service to all of the Wyoming Valley and its people.
A prominent citizen and businessman, Frank Weston Hoyt, bequeathed the family homestead to the Municipality of Kingston for the express purpose of establishing a Library on the West Side of the Susquehanna River. People on the west side of the river certainly were interested in a new library which would be more accessible to them; but, Kingston officials were totally unprepared for the enthusiasm demonstrated on that cold morning in January. When the doors of the Library were opened for the first time, hundreds of people were waiting in a line that extended from the entrance to encircle the entire city block.
[History of the Hoyt]