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A World of Information

The Museum in the Streets

 
 
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A World of Information
On November 11, 1901, thirteen prominent citizens discussed the need for a local library. Two weeks later, a constitution was adopted, charter members and a board of trustees were elected, and the Millbrook Free Library Association was formed. The library opened in February 1902, in one room of the Thorne Memorial Building, with 1200 volumes – the vast majority donated by the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), the rest purchased with money from donations. Given by Mrs. Richard Somers Hayes in memory of her husband, a Civil War veteran, the Hayes Memorial Library opened in December 1908. The library expanded in 1973 and 2002 to meet changing community needs; it now also provides cultural programs, recreational activities and access to computers.

Un Mondo di Informazioni
L'11 Novembre del 1901, tredici prominenti cittadini discussero della necessità di una biblioteca·pubblica. Due settimane dopo, una decisione fu adottata ed uno statuto ed un consiglio di amministrazione furono eletti; così la Millbrook Free Library fu formata. La biblioteca aprì nel febbraio del 1902, in una stanza
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del Thorne Memorial School, con 1200 volumi – la maggioranza donata dalla Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), il resto comprato con denaro donato. Regalata dalla Signora Hayes in memoria del marito Richard, veterano della Guerra Civile, la Hayes Memorial Library aprì in dicembre 1908. La biblioteca si espanse nel 1973 e 2002 per accogliere le necessità della comunità, ed ora provvede risorse tecnologiche, programmi culturali, ed attività ricreative. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 41° 47.128′ N, 73° 41.539′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on Franklin Avenue near Friendly Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor All Those Who Served (here, next to this marker); Strike Up the Band! (within shouting distance of this marker); Athletics and Community (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Millbrook Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); From Primary School to Town Hall (about 500 feet away); The Great Fire of 1916 (about 500 feet away); “Downstreet” (about 500 feet away); The School That Launched a Village (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
 
Also see . . .
1. Millbrook Library
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. (Submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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