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Falmouth Public Library Timeline

1792: Founding of Falmouth Library Society.

1876: Falmouth Circulating Library established.

1892: Falmouth Circulating Library moves to Town Hall.

1894: Falmouth Library collection numbers over 3,000 titles.

1901: Granite building on Main Street completed. Central dome with stained glass seal of Falmouth still visible.

1905: Collection numbers 6, 733 volumes, with 665 borrowers.

1936: East Falmouth Branch opens in E. Falmouth Elementary School.

1956: North Falmouth Branch opens in N. Falmouth Fire Station.

1966: North Falmouth Branch moves to Chester Street.

1967: FPL undertakes Regional Reference service and Interlibrary Loan for the 39 Cape & Islands libraries.

1966-68: Main Library adds twin wings. Collection over 24,000 vols.

1971: East Falmouth Branch opens new site overlooking pond.

1978: Main Library builds new addition.

1991: FPL system has 80,000 volumes; joins CLAMS network.

2000: Falmouth Public Library launches website: http://www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org

2008: Main Library reopens on March 16 after major addition and renovation.