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Easton Area Public Library, Easton

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The Easton Area Public Library serves the community of Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The present Carnegie library was predated by a community library constructed by the Easton Library Company in 1811. With a grant in 1901 for $57,000 by industrialist Andrew Carnegie a new library began construction at 515 Church Street and was completed in 1903. The library system consists of the Easton library serving as the headquarters, and the Palmer Branch located at 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township which was constructed in 1986.
The main Easton branch contains the Marx Room, which was added in 1985 to serve as a local history room. This addition houses the largest collection of local history and genealogy in northeastern Pennsylvania with roughly 15,000 historical texts and materials about the Easton area and Northampton County. In addition, it holds the oldest known map of Easton, Pennsylvania dated to the late 1700s, as well as the original Flag of Easton which was hoisted when the Declaration of Independence was publicly read in Easton on July 8, 1776.
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  • I love my library. I go once a week to get books or audiobooks. But you have to appreciate the history of the library too. It was established in 1811 as a subscription library ($5 membership) with....  more »
  • The Marx History Room located in the Easton Area Public Library can't be beat. If you are just beginning your family history research or are a professional researcher, this is the place to check out.....  more »
  • I've always loved this library since I was a kid I know there is a kid section that gets loud at times other than that its perfect
  • Generally ok - but they charge .20 to print something (Staples .12 on better paper) and .50 just to hold a book for you that someone has out(first library I have used that ever did that) - the nickel and diming and high charges are very annoying

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