Founded in 1886, we are a lending library and a local activities center for adults and youth greater Newburyport, MA.
Join us for youth and adult programs, plus many great community and fundraiser events.
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Founded in 1886 as a lending library and a local activities center for adults and youth greater Newburyport, MA.
Newburyport schoolteacher Emma Andrews (Landers) proposes a lending library to serve the children of Newburyport's South End.
Locals donate $52 to establish a local reading room.
Library Association purchases a Victorian house at 77 Purchase Street for $3,500
The Emma L. Andrews Library & Community Center is dedicated and named for its founder.
The "Emma" continues to offer programs and reading opportunities for adults, teens, and children.