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The Roxborough Branch opened as a Free Library branch in 1896, in the Roxborough Lyceum (built in the mid-1800s). In 1908, the branch closed, as two new Andrew Carnegie-funded branches opened in the nearby Manayunk and Wissahickon areas. Years later, it was decided to merge these two branches into a reestablished Roxborough Branch. In 1960, it reopened in a rented former A&P supermarket building. In 1969, the branch moved into a new building, just two blocks north. This is a photograph of a commemorative plaque in the library, describing a foundation which purchases many of the materials for the Roxborough Branch. The Roxborough Branch serves the communities of Roxborough, Manayunk, and Wissahickon.
- Schick, Jules
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