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Title: The County Library
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Indiana had an early law, requiring that ten per cent. of the receipts for town lots in the county seat places owned by the county should go toward the support of a library fund. A short time before 1840 such a county library was secured for Warren county, and later numerous volumes were added to it, as the fund increased by lot sales. In 1855 the state distributed to the various townships what it called "township libraries," which was thought to be a fine means of educationg the common people. In Warren county these township books numbered about 2,100 in 1868, but through misuse, these books were in a bad condition. With the introduction of the public school system, and other means of disseminating knowledge, the printing of various newspapers and subscription books, these libraries were heard no more of.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001275
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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