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 study room in Wethersfield public Library is named in her honor.

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