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Norwalk library honored

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Norwalk Public Library was named as "Member of the Month" for March by the Huron County Safety Council.

This all started in 1855 with the establishment of the "Sons of Temperance" subscription library. Progressing in 1866 to the Whittlesey Academy lending books to the Young Men's Library and Reading Room Association. In 1903 Andrew Carnegie approved a grant of $15,000 with the community raising the other $10,000 to build a new building. In 1905 the "new" building opened its doors as a library and museum. Records list 1,654 volumes available on opening day. The Library is still in that "new" building and boasts as one of Ohio's oldest library buildings in operation today. During these past 102 years there has only been 17 head librarians and for 13 years Martin Haffey has held that position.

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