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Mountainside Library featured in #FlashbackFriday series

Posted: 8/10/2020 - 1-minute Read

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Mountainside Library featured in #FlashbackFriday series

In the second week of our #FlashbackFriday social media series — a collaboration with the Lake George Mirror — we highlighted the story of Mountainside Library.

Mountainside Library was founded in 1894 and built in 1904, fulfilling the wishes of novelist and historian Edward Eggleston, a prominent summer resident who wanted to create a resource for his year-round neighbors. It's still a resource — now more than ever — providing intellectual stimulation and emotional support in a time of need. You'll find it just west of Dunham's Bay and the intersection of 9L and Bay Road.

There is a historical marker there indicating that Mountainside Library was founded and built through the efforts of the Seelye-Eggleston family and Andrew Carnegie as well. The marker was placed in 2008 by the town of Queensbury.

Find a copy of the weekly edition of the Mirror that was released on newsstands August 7, 2020, to read the full story, “Mountainside Library: An unexpected Resource in a time of need." 

This post on our social media accounts prompted people to share their cherished memories of visiting the Mountainside Library when they were children. It was so nice to read those stories and know this post brought a smile and some sweet nostalgia to our followers.

We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Lake George Mirror to bring you a weekly #FlashbackFriday series on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram channels. Each week through this series we highlight an article about the area’s history in the current edition of the Mirror! 📰

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