Friday, September 12, 2008

1912 The Public Library, LEOMINSTER MA

In 1763, a Social Library began. The interest was keen as approximately 100 books were collected from a population of only 743. The pleasure of books and conversation being among the few entertainments of the time, many different organizations sprouted across the community. In 1848 all these societies came together to form the Public Library. Money to build the facility was raised by the women of Leominster, and the first librarian, Francis Tinker, was appointed in 1856. [SOURCE]

Website for the Leominster Public Library

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