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Caldwell Local History: 300 Books Circulated Among Villagers at Horse Neck Library

Display tells story of Caldwell Public Library's origins.

The origins of the Caldwell Public Library can be traced to a collection of 300 books circulated among the villagers of Horse Neck in the late 1780s. The library was established by The Presbytery Society and was housed in a small building near a church.

These local history facts and more can be found at an exhibit currently on display at the Caldwell Public Library, which was established in 1917 with $10,000 from the Carnegie Foundation.

The display includes photographs from the recent Mayors' Legacy for Literacy gala. The evening raised $32,000 to support essential library services. The event was held on November 15, 2012, and former Gov. Thomas Kean was recognized for his work with The Carnegie Foundation. 

If you are interested in supporting the Caldwell Public Library, donations can still be made to the Caldwell Public Library Foundation at www.caldwellpl.org.

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