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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

McKune Memorial Library in Chelsea

Today marks the first day of school for most children across our state. Voted the nation's best small library in 2008, we bring to you today-- Chelsea's McKune Memorial Library. It used to be housed in the historic home of Elisha Congdon (Chelsea's founder) from 1860 pictured above on the left. The McKunes were the second owners in 1870 and they converted it into a hotel. In 1958 it was donated to the city by Katherine McKune. The city renovated the home at that time and started using it as their library. When the new library facility was built, they remodeled and incorporated the original structure into the new one integrating technology and blending a lovely new architectural style. The library serves Chelsea and several surrounding communities.

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