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Watertown Free Public Library

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Watertown Free Public Library
Watertown Free Public Library has been community based from its earliest days. Solon Whitney was named our first librarian in 1867. Throughout his 50-year career, he publicly stated his firm belief that the library belonged to the citizens. This is still our basic belief today. During Whitney's tenure, our 1884 building was constructed. Now that building has been completely renovated with an addition that provides services for the 21st century.