“Your library is your future,” reads a sign inside the door of the Central Village Library, underneath a larger sign asking for donations.
The juxtaposition is appropriate — without donations, the small library doesn’t have much of a future, Librarian Shirley DeFosse said Monday.
The town of Plainfield defunded two of its three libraries — Central Village and Plainfield — in 2010, saying that Moosup’s Aldrich Free Public Library was the town’s official library and the only one in need of funding. Plainfield quickly closed, its building sold by the town to owners of a nearby diner for $95,000.
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