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Newmarket Public Library

Founded 4 Dec. 1856

A mechanics' institute was established in Newmarket in 1856. Almost a half century later, in 1904, a free public library was created. During the first decade of the twentieth century, the library was located beside a harness shop in the downtown core. Mrs. William Jones served as the librarian during this time. Newmarket sought a Carnegie promise of $10,000 but this money was not granted.

Source: Report of the Minister of Education (Ontario) for 1911.

Photo caption: Newmarket Public Library street front, n.d.

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