Thursday, November 15, 2012

Public Library, Cortland, New York

[LIB6698] The Cortland Free Library's roots extend back to 1886 when a South Cortland Farmer, Franklin Hatch, realized his dream of endowing a public library. Hatch's library, located on Court Street opposite the fire station, served Cortland residents nearly 40 years. During the early 1920's, Hatch library board president John Suggett joined citizens to reorganize the Hatch Library as Cortland Free Library. The Library was chartered in 1926. The library first served just the city of Cortland and now includes the towns of Cortlandville, Truxton and Virgil.[Read more history here]

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