PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Library Association has announced on its Facebook page that it will close the doors of its small, private library at the end of June.
“It is with great sadness that we are announcing the permanent closing of Plymouth Library Association,” the post read. “Our last day in business will be Saturday, June 29, 2019. The decision to close was not easy. We would like to thank our patrons who have brought us joy over the years and who we very much appreciate. We will miss you dearly. PLA would not have been the same without you.”
“Unfortunately our closing means all books must go. We are selling books $5 a large bag and $3 a small (grocery store size) bag. Some books are special priced and are marked as such. Thank you for your patronage,” the post continued.
The one-room library is located at 692 Main St., close to Plymouth Center Green.
According to the PLA website, the Plymouth Library started as a stock company in 1871.
It used the money from stock sales to buy its first books.
“Book rental money was the only income until 1885. Upon receipt of a bequest of $1,000, stock was surrendered by members and the company was merged into an association. A charter was granted by the state in 1886. In November, 1929, the library building and contents were destroyed by fire. In April, 1932, the present colonial type building was dedicated,” according to the website.
The library will continue to follow its regular hours for the next few weeks.
Monday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday evening: 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.