Tuesday, April 17, 2012

1940 Library, Guilford, Connecticut

[Z6643] - Guilford has provided library services to its community in some form since 1737, when a library company was formed along with Saybrook, Killingworth and Lyme. A public library was formed in North Guilford around 1760. From 1790 to 1797 the First Society Library was formed, succeeded by the Guilford Library which operated until 1815. This was in turn followed by the Union Library, whose collection, like its predecessors, was comprised mainly of religious books. Several other libraries were active, most notably the Guilford Free Library, erected in 1891 across from 121 Whitfield Street with funds donated by E.P. Dickie. [Read more at the Website]

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