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There's still time to register for Summer @ Your ORLA Library 2024! Join us at all three libraries for an adventure this summer and earn prizes along the way. 🤩☀️🌲⛺️REGISTER NOW at or at ... See MoreSee Less
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Tonight, come practice your reading and spread love with the friendly, trained therapy dogs from Paws 4 a Cause at the Franklin Public Library. This program starts at 5:00. Hope to see you there! Can't make it tonight? Find upcoming dates here: ... See MoreSee Less
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If you frequent the Cooperstown Public Library, you’ve likely noticed Deb hard at work on giving the History Room a new look! Recently, Deb created a display from local war records in the library’s history room & took it to the Cooperstown Veteran’s Day Appreciation Dinner at the Cooperstown Fire Department. “There were many who visited the display looking for past family members who served. These will be displayed in our new history room”, Deb explained. “There were 140 attendees that night & most of them spent time at the display”. The History Room will contain many displays like this one in the near future.The library itself has a unique history. In 1908, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union established a Public Reading Room in the home of Mrs. Lee Miller. The Public Reading Room would eventually evolve into the Cooperstown Public Library, with the establishment of the Cooperstown Public Library Association in 1908.In 1923, Mrs. Mary L. Boal willed her home to the Cooperstown Public Library Association as a permanent home for the library. Mrs. Boal was a Charter Member of the Association and one of its most interested friends. The deed for the property was formally transferred to the Association by Mrs. Emma Rice. A one dollar consideration was paid and the deed accepted by the Association and in due time was recorded.The library moved to its current location at 182 North Main Street in June of 1988. ... See MoreSee Less
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