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.