The Richards Library in Warrensburg NY

We left the little library at Diamond Point and were told that
we would love the Warrensburg library—it was all redone!

Too bad–because we like the looks of old libraries . . . but away we
went.  It’s only 5 miles from Diamond Point to Warrensburg NY.  You
leave the lakeshore road of 9N and turn right onto Diamond Point Road
(or route 35 if you’re a stickler for route numbers.)

The lake views were gone, but we soon bumped into the Schroon River
near Warrensburg–there used to be a “humming” bridge on the way,
but I guess that’s been redone.

the Schroon River near Warrensburg NY

the Schroon River near Warrensburg NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O’Half navigated and we found The Richards Library at
36 Elm Street on a big block of land.

The Richards Library in Warrensburg NY

The Richards Library in Warrensburg NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey! Is that a Nancy Drew type house nearby??

could be a Nancy Drew house . . .©booksandbuttons

could be a Nancy Drew house  across from the library . . .©booksandbuttons –click to enlarge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This granite stone library was a generous gift from two sisters ages ago–
in fact, the library just celebrated its 114th birthday.   The Richards sisters–
one a Miss and one a Mrs. provided the building, the land and a healthy
endowment.

Looks like they kept the old look of the fireplace as you walk in

for cozy winter days in Warrensburg NY

for cozy winter days in Warrensburg NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

but the rest of the library is updated and
clean and bright.

 

Do I spy a possible old photo of one of the Richards sisters? ©booksandbuttons

Do I spy a possible old photo of one of the Richards sisters? ©booksandbuttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

children's semicircle room at Warrensburg NY library

children’s semicircle room at Warrensburg NY library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reading nook

and a reading nook

 

 
These little libraries in the small towns we visited are open every weekday and
Saturdays.   Valuable town assets.

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to The Richards Library in Warrensburg NY

  1. booksilver says:

    I like this one, too! I’ll bet the children love the semicircle room.
    Is that pronounced “Skroon” or “Shroon” River?

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Hi Booksilver–it’s Skroon—and only 5 miles away! Seemed
      much farther than that when we’d play Warrensburg in “away”
      basketball games, riding the bus at night . . .

  2. Buttondeb says:

    I like the coziness of the children’s area. What a wonderful legacy that the Richards sisters left!

  3. Stefanie says:

    Great windows in the children’s room! What a wonderful idea you had visiting all the libraries in the area. Looking forward to more!

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