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apr 9, 1833 - Peterborough Town Library is founded in New Hampshire

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The Peterborough Town Library, established in 1833, is the oldest tax-supported public library in the world. On April 9, 1833, at Town Meeting, a proposal was made and passed “that a portion of the State Literary Fund be used for the purchase of books to establish a library, free to all the citizens of Peterborough.”

Read more about the library at:
https://peterboroughtownlibrary.org/history/

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A brief history of Public Libraries

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apr 9, 1833
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~ 188 years ago

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