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Library History

The Saxton Community Library was established through the efforts of Lila Pennell and a group of dedicated volunteers who first offered books to the public on March 6, 1968, from a room in the Saxton United Methodist Church. In 1972, a move was made into part of the former Lutheran Church, which had been acquired by the Tussey Mountain Jaycees. By 1976, the First National Bank of Saxton built a new building and offered the library a home in the basement level where it remained until 1993. At that time, through the librarian, a very supportive Board of Directors, the Bedford County Commissioners, The Tussey Mountain School District, and local volunteers, the library finally had its own building at 315 Front Street, near the Tussey Mountain High School. In 2008, the construction for the addition of the library was started. The addition was for a multi-purpose room and the construction was completed in 2009. 

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