Monday, June 6, 2011

1913 Library and Nathan Hale Memorial, Huntington, Long Island, New York

[LIB1928] With roots dating back to 1759, Huntington Public Library was one of the first public libraries in Suffolk County. Thirty-nine people joined together to form the first circulating library in Huntington with Reverend Ebenezer Prime as the first “library-keeper”. The library consisted of 115 volumes which were housed in a “box of shelves”. A book could be borrowed for two months but a fine of “one copper per diem” per book was charged. [Website]

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