Turner Free Library Archives
The Turner Free Library recently embarked on a project to ensure its archival materials are accessible for all and preserved for future generations. Over the course of the summer archivist Hsiu-Ann Tom has brought her expertise in organizing institutional records to the project and uncovered a number of historical gems, including library cards dating to 1922 and a Randolph-specific variation of Monopoly known as Randolphopoly! Ms. Tom described the archive saying, “this is a fascinating collection. The town residents pulled together and showed great resilience after the devastating 1962 library fire and that is reflected in the archival collection. I hope people come see how the library has grown, evolved and continues to serve this wonderful community today by using the materials in the archives to learn more about the history of the library and the town.”
Together with Ms. Tom our Town of Randolph intern Serena Mills has assembled a fascinating display filled with some exciting pieces of Turner Free Library history. Everyone is invited to view the display on the library's main floor during the library's regular hours and the archival collection may be viewed by appointment.