Newtown Library Company

Newtown Library Company (HMLMD)

Location: Newtown, PA 18940 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 13.662', W 74° 56.076'

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Newtown Heritage Walk No. 2

The third home of the Newtown Library Company is located at 114 East Centre Avenue at the corner of Centre Avenue and Congress Street. The Newtown Library Company was founded in 1760 and it is the third oldest private library in Pennsylvania. Originally, the collection of books was kept at the homes of the various librarians from 1760 until after the County Seat was removed to Doylestown in 1813.

The collections were housed in the old Court House until 1824, when the first library building was constructed. In 1883, a new, larger building was constructed at what is now 11 Centre Avenue (top photo). In 1912, the Library Company dedicated the present building at 114 East Centre Avenue (bottom photo). Expansion in 1979 provided additional stack rooms, a children's area, librarian workspace and handicap ramps. In 2004, the Library was renovated and expanded once again to meet the needs of the growing community.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Newtown Library Company and Newtown Heritage Association
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 4:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 505563 N 4453032
Decimal Degrees40.22770000, -74.93460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.662', W 74° 56.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 39.72" N, 74° 56' 4.56" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98-198 E Centre Ave, Newtown PA 18940, US
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