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Matthews Public Library


The Matthews Public Library exists for the purpose of providing facilities and services for education, research, cultural enrichment and the reading enjoyment of all the people of Northern Lebanon

The library began in 1982 when a group of civic-minded people decided the community needed a public library. That first library, known as the Fredericksburg Area Library was housed in the basement of the Community Medical Center. The library moved from there to an unused church building until the year 2000 when philanthropist George Matthews announced his plans to build a beautiful 10,000 square foot building to house the growing collection of over 35,000 loanable items. At the dedication of the new facility in early 2002 the library was renamed Matthews Public Library.