57 Church St, Pascoag, RI 02859

Despair and Redemption

Our time in the Elisha Sayles block was short lived. Lucy King and Jeanette Gory were the librarians with the Library open Saturday afternoons and evenings. We were, however, unable to pay our rent! We considered storing our books in Geogianna King’s barn which left us in utter despair – the meeting day was rainy and it was like a funeral.

The proposal to give the library to our rival village of Harrisville was not popular. “I don’t think some of the members were ever so mad in their lives.” One member, Bertha Mellor, spoke with her husband and he offered a room over his mill office on Sayles Ave rent free. We remained there until 1913.