Village of Warwick had its second organized library in 1875 (more)

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“Warwick in History” – One hundred years ago in 1875 the Village of Warwick had its second organized library. The local Y.M.C.A. was its sponsor.

The collection in 1907 consisted of more than 1200 volumes. The reading room was located in the Y.M.C.A. Building, which is now the Historical Society’s 1810 House on Main Street and presently a Historical Building. By the beginning of World War I the library was no longer serving the village.

As early as 1814 the first library in Warwick was begun. A private collection of books was purchased and circulated by the Warwick Library Association for a few years. However, the collection continued to circulate in formally for many years.