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Nahant celebrates its public library’s 200th birthday

Doris Bongiorno of Nahant checks out Nahant Public LIbrary's glass-floor book shelves. (Spenser R. Hasak)
NAHANT — Two hundred years ago, Nahant Public Library began as a gift to the town of about “10 hundred” volumes of books from a summer visitor named William Wood. The books were placed in the town’s first schoolhouse in 1819. Seventy-six years later, in 1895, plans for a full library, the same that currently…

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