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The Cornwall Library: A generous past, a secure future

Cornwall residents shared memories, speeches, neighborliness and refreshments at the Cornwall Library’s 150th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 18. Photo by Leila Hawken

CORNWALL — Sunny weather greeted the Cornwall residents who came out, in droves, to celebrate the 150 years that the Cornwall Library has been serving the community since 15 books were checked out on its first day of operation in 1869. 

Records suggest that the first book to be borrowed was “Little Women,” to be read by Mrs. E. D. Benedict.

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