Monday, February 4, 2013

1914 Dorcas Carey Public Library, Carey, Ohio

[LIB7617] To provide a site for the building, Mr. Edwin Brown donated $5,000.00 of which $2,000.00 was used to pay for the site and the remainder used toward furnishings and books.  The village had agreed to pay $800.00 or 10% of the Carnegie gift for yearly maintenance of the building and the cost of a librarian and janitor service.  The library was named Dorcas Carey Public Library after Mr. Brown's wife's mother, Dorcas, who was the wife of the honorable John Carey, founder of Carey.

The construction of the building was completed in 1906.  The dedication ceremony was held at Snyder's Opera House on October 19, 1906.  Miss Mable Newhard was the first librarian. [Website]

The original building is still in use as a library.

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