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Library serves important role

My mother, who likes to read, was reminiscing Saturday evening about coming to Fort Frances to attend high school.

Up until then, her family had lived in Hudson, Ont., where her father was the stationmaster.

The library in that community back in the early 1940s was a small bookshelf, and my mother explained to my wife and me that she had read every book on it.

But arriving in Fort Frances, she went to the Carnegie-funded library and discovered a whole building filled with books. And at the high school, there was a room filled with books.

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