PBS NewsHour: “Benjamin Franklin’s Literary Legacy Lives on in Country’s Longest-Running Lending Library”
From the PBS NewsHour:
The town of Franklin, Massachusetts, treasures these books from the 1700s because they are the genesis of the first and oldest public free lending library in continuous operation in America. A revolutionary idea at the time, the volumes were a gift from famous patriot Benjamin Franklin.
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See Also: Direct to Franklin, MA Public Library Website
See Also: Ben’s Books (via Rhode Island Public Television)
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