History of Crandall Public Library

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History of Crandall Public Library
Crandall Library 1931, Glens Falls, NY - Image Source

Collection Facts

Extent:
62
Dates of Original:
c. 1880 - 2010

Historical Context

The history of Crandall Public Library dates back to 1892 when Henry Crandall provided funds for books and a place to keep them, and insisted on free books and services for "anybody who has interest enough in reading." The Crandall Trust, established after his death some 20 years later, keeps his vision alive. Today, as central reference library for 4 counties, Crandall Public Library serves over 1500 visitors daily.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains images of Crandall Public Library and portraits of people associated with the library.