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Sunday, March 16, 2008

100 Years!

The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library turns 100 on Sunday, March 16th. Stop in on Sunday and join us for refreshments to celebrate. Events are planned for each month throughout the year to celebrate the library’s birthday and will be listed in the local paper, our newsletter, Website, blog, MySpace, and Facebook pages.

We currently have a display in the library on Beulah Akeley, the second librarian at this library from 1932-1945. Stop by to see the display and read an excellent article about this fascinating woman. In future posts we will highlight other librarians who made important contributions to this library throughout its long history.


Anonymous said...

The history says the library opened July 1, 1908. Is March 16th just the beginning of the celebration or another significant date for the library? Thank you for this excellent blog.

Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library said...


Thanks for your comment and you nice remark about our blog. You are right, the library history does show that the first Carnegie library opened on July 1, 1908. The March 16th, 1908 date is when the first public library board was appointed at the annual town meeting. I will update our library history section to indicate this.
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