Hopkinton Town Library, circa 1920. A two-story structure of Romanesque style, constructed of Milford granite by H.P. Cummings & Co. The architect was Sandford Phipps.1
TODAY: The Hopkinton Public Library received a $4.5 million Massachusetts Public Library Construction Grant from the MBLC in August 2014 to enlarge and renovate the Phipps building.2
Union meeting of New England library associations: The summer meeting of the Massachusetts Library Club was a union meeting with the other library associations of New England and took place on the Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire, from July 1-3, 1920. The hotel at Star Island was made available "for the exclusive use of librarians and their friends." Rooms were $3.50 per day, or $5.50 for a room with private bath.3
What else happened in 1920?
1. Digital Commonwealth [link].
2. MBLC website [link].
3. Massachusetts Library Club Bulletin, 1917-1922.
4. www.archives.gov [link].
5. www.history.com [link].
6. Permanent Court of International Justice - Wikipedia entry [link].
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