Founded in 1820, the Walterborough Library Society and its home became a social and cultural haven as well as officially the village's central point four years later when the legislature passed an Act to Incorporate the Village of Walterborough.
The Walterborough Library Society, established in 1820, is another of those private library societies that sprang up across the state throughout the 1800's.
It is an early and excellent example of the central location theme to be heard so often by public library planners of the 20th century. Here, the library became the social, cultural and geographic center of the town.
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