Southern Indiana library toasts 200th year with open house

 
 
Updated 1/30/2018 6:45 PM
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MADISON, Ind. -- A library in a southern Indiana city is toasting its 200th year with an open house that will kick off a year of bicentennial events.

The Jefferson County Public Library is scheduled to host a Wednesday evening reception with refreshments and a display of photos from its archive featuring Madison's historic downtown district.

Library programming coordinator Ann Inman says the event "will be a kind of promo" for a yearlong slate of events honoring the library's bicentennial in the Ohio River city that's about 40 miles northeast of Louisville, Kentucky.


The Madison Courier reports Madison attorney Alexander Meek and a group of other men formed the Madison Society Library in 1818 by pooling their books.

The library opened on April 18, 1818, and continues to serve generations of local residents.

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Information from: The Madison Courier, http://www.madisoncourier.com

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