The Oldest Library In Connecticut Has Been Around Since 1771

Like all of New England, there’s a lot of history in Connecticut. You’ve seen our old restaurants, museums, and war memorials. One institution that many of us use often but may not think of in historical terms is the library. The oldest library in Connecticut is also one of the very oldest in the entire country. The Scoville Memorial Library was the first free library in the United States to be open to the public. The current building was constructed in 1894, but the library’s roots date all the way back to 1771.

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Did you know the history of the Scoville Memorial Library in Connecticut?

For more information about this historic library, check out its website.

Address: Scoville Memorial Library, 38 Main St, Salisbury, CT 06068, USA