Friday, July 1, 2011

200-year-old library book returned to Camden

The worn leather book might be riddled with tiny wormholes and have pages that are yellowed by time. The stamp inside a book published in 1790 shows that it was the property of the "Federal Society Library in Cambden, in the County of Lincoln," the first library established in Camden

But two centuries after being part of Camden’s very first lending library, Oliver Goldsmith’s 1790 “History of England, Vol. 1,” has come home at last to the delight of astonished local librarians. http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/05/11/news/midcoast/200-year-old-library-book-returned-to-camden/

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