Virtual Program: A Celebration of Massachusetts Libraries — A History of Libraries In The Bay State

Massachusetts author and historian Alan Earls will present a slideshow and discussion on Wednesday, June 14 at 7PM via Zoom of some of the important milestones, architectural gems, and key figures in this story as well as an overview of just how richly endowed we are with libraries of all kinds today.

Highlights include Ben Franklin’s gift to found the first free public library in Franklin; the first library for industrial workers; the first children’s library; and the first tax-payer funded town and city libraries, as well as pioneering cataloging systems, philanthropists, architects, and more. 

Register directly on Zoom HERE. This virtual event is a collaboration between several libraries.

NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program.