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New England Carnegies

A site that honors the libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund

Rockingham Free Public Library

Bellows Falls, Vermont

Designed by H.M. Francis and Son of Fitchburg, Mass.

Carnegie Classical Revival Style

65 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls VT  05101

Library web site: http://rfpl.kohalibrary.com

A Brief History of the Building

1908:  Andrew Carnegie gave $15,000 to the town to build the library.  The town had initially declined his offer.

1909:  The library was dedicated.

1929:  A children's annex was added.

2000:  A Friends of the Library group began.

2003:  A new entry and elevator were added for handicapped accessibility, and an automation system was implemented.  The projects were funded by the Vermont Library Foundation, supported by the Freeman Foundation.

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 Information was provided by the Rockingham Free Public Library.