120th Birthday Celebration of the Library and Unveiling of the New History Wall July 27 2-4 PM

120th Birthday Celebration of the Belden Noble Memorial Library
Saturday,  July 27   2 – 4  PM

In the mid-1800s a corner of the H. & B. Noble General Store was set aside for books available to the public on loan. That corner was the beginning of the Belden Noble Memorial Library. In 1899 the Essex Free Library was granted a provisional charter by the University of the State of New York.  Although we received our absolute charter in 1906, we consider 1899 our birthdate. To celebrate our 120th birthday, we are hosting an open house on July 27th from 2 to 4 pm. The event will include the unveiling of our History Wall, a major undertaking by Board member Monica Rumsey. Adeline Noble was a major figure in our early history and, if she is feeling up to it, she may make an appearance at the celebration.