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Albion Library to celebrate 100 years

Members of the Boone Central High School Honor Society help spruce up the Albion Public Library for its centennial.Albion Public Library will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with an open house this Sunday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The open house will include refreshments, entertainment and door prize drawings.

The original library was opened in Albion at a downtown location in 1900. In 1908, and it was moved to its current location at 437 South Third Street. This building was funded by Andrew Carnegie, a famed American industrialist who funded nearly 1,700 similar libraries across the U.S. Land for the library was donated by Augustus G. Mansfield, a prominent local resident at the time.

In conjunction with the open house, the library will observe Amnesty Week, Oct. 15-22. Any overdue book, CD, DVD or video can be returned during this week with no late fees.