Vincentown Library’s Founding

This announcement, celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Vincentown Library’s founding and dated 1917, is signed by S.S. Herbert, Secretary of the Library Association.

Southampton has had a version of a library since 1867. The first public library in the village of Vincentown was privately owned by John G Herbert, who loaned his books to the residents. He had a select school on Plum Street, which was part of his home. Mr. Herbert was a Yale graduate. He and his daughters ran the school from 1858-1898. (D. Best) 

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