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The Centerville Public Library is celebrating its’ 150 anniversary this year.  CHM is presenting an exhibit which portrays the story of the early Hallett Variety Store and the first Centerville Librar

It all began in 1869 when a group of Centerville people met and formed the Centerville Public Library Association under the leadership of Eugene Tappan.  The library was first located in Moses Hallett’s Variety Store here on Main Street, where the books were placed on various shelves mixed in with all its dry goods, sundries, household necessities and products for sale.  Miss Lucy Davis Greer was the first librarian.