I’m visiting all kinds of interesting and picturesque libraries in the small towns along the Appalachian Trail. Today I visited the tiny library in Andover. It was built as a church in 1899, and donated as a library in 1943. The interior is hand-sawn brown ash, built in a really cool octagonal shape. In the center is still an original wrought-iron chandelier. Recently, with some help from the Stephen King Library Foundation and bake sales by the Andover Friday club, several renovations including lighting, wiring, and a bathroom were completed.
It’s a really beautiful space and I’m so glad I was able to take the time and come visit!
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