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The Nanty Glo Library began with the Bookmobile coming from Johnstown. Some of the citizens decided to start a Library in Nanty Glo. I don't know who all was involved, but I do know that Mrs Julius Porias helped with it and that St. Mary's school was also involved..

The first Library was set up in the basement of St. Mary's school. Later it was moved across the street to the Book building. From there it went to the Keating residence in the part that had been Dr. Miller's dental office. The building was small and had a steep flight of steps to the front door.

From there it moved across the street where Mitchell's (restaurant) had been. The next move was to lower Lloyd St. in the former Elmer Little Lumber Co. and later Lambing Lumber.

The Library stayed there until after Wolf Furniture moved and the Library was able to puchase the building, the first one that the they have owned.

George Dilling

Webmaster's Note: I don't remember any libary in Nanty Glo while I was still there, or even the bookmobile visiting. I left the Journal as editor in 1964 and remember seeing the library in the Little's Lumber Yard location on a visit afterward. So this would make the beginning of the public library around 1965 or later? —Jon

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