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250 Years of Books for Young and Old

250 YEARS OF BOOKS FOR YOUNG AND OLD 1760 – 2010 1760: Library Company founded August 9th First Accession, John Locke’s “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” Joseph Thornton chosen librarian; books and effects kept at his home 21 original members 1761: David Twining serves as librarian to 1789; books moved to Twining’s home 1774: After the… Continue reading 250 Years of Books for Young and Old