Wednesday, November 9, 2011
1907 Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, Massachusetts
[LIB4863] - Having a regard for her native place and being prompted by a desire to increase the opportunities for culture among its inhabitants.
With these words Mrs. Maria Hastings Cary of Brooklyn, New York, offered the Town of Lexington $1,000 for books if a free public library were established. The year was 1867. [Read more history at the website]