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History of the Library

Mechanics Institute

In 1895, the first town hall was erected and it was known as Mechanics' Institute Hall and was built through the efforts of Rev. M Neilly and it was formally opened to the public on October 25, 1895.  This building housed a public library, an auditorium (which also served as a movie theatre), a barbershop, and two cubicles containing the town's first bathtubs.

Schreiber Town Hall

In 1922, a new town hall was built replacing the Mechanics' Institute. It had town offices, lodge rooms, doctor and dentist offices, a dance hall, an auditorium, library, hydro office, a barber shop operated by Charles Skinner, who was also the librarian.

Schreiber Public Library

On May 6, 1994, the Town Hall was demolished and the library was moved to the old Post Office/Medical Centre building, its current location.

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