Spalding Memorial Library

History of the Spalding Memorial Library:  The original building was built in 1897 by Jesse Spalding in loving memory of his son, Robert L. Spalding 1872 to 1895, as a gift to the inhabitants of Athens Township. The cost of the construction at that time was close to $25,000. Mr. Spalding was born in Bradford County, PA and educated at the Athens Academy. The Academy was located on the lot across the street from the library on South Main Street. He became a very successful lumberman and businessman in Chicago, IL. On March 12, 1897, it was announced that Mr. Spalding had promised to erect a fireproof building for the use of the Tioga Point Historical Society and also for a public library. On August 11, 1897, the cornerstone was laid and on June 8, 1898, the completed building was formally dedicated.

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Sunday: Closed
Monday: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Spalding Memorial Library
724 South Main Street
Athens, PA 18810