About the Author: Frances S. Shedd

Frances S. Shedd was Director of the Wethersfield Public Library from 1922 to 1946, guiding the library through the period of its greatest growth and development. “As I see it,” she said, ” a public library exists only as a public servant and only by the service it gives may it justify its existence.” The […]

History of Wethersfield Library

by Frances S. Shedd (Frances Shedd) One hundred and sixty-three years ago, in March 1783, a group of Wethersfield citizens met formally to establish the town’s first library. No doubt they felt this to be an important occasion for the leading men of the village as well as many of the lesser folk were present. […]