When I was detoured into the center of Broad Brook a few weeks ago, I drove by a nondescript little building that had a sign that said “Broadbrook Library.” My first thought was that the building wasn’t big enough to be a library. Door-high hopes had me instantly thinking that this was the original library which has been carefully maintained by a town interested in preserving its history. Of course, I decided to get a few pictures to share for Thursday Doors.
Thursday Doors is a weekly blogfest, organized by Norm Frampton and staged from around the globe by door enthusiasts, every one of which understands what it means to pull off the side of the road to snag a few pictures. If you want to join us, or just see the doors we’re sharing, visit Norm’s site. If you have doors to share, Norm will have instructions.
I managed to get my pictures, but when I did my research, I was surprised to find that this little library is still in operation. It’s not well-funded, but it seems to have a healthy budget of heart and friendly support. The article I found from 2013 mentioned a minimal budget. The latest information I found said that in 2016, the town cut that budget to $0. The library continues with the help from volunteers. The library services have been provided free since 1919. The town funds a modern library in another village, but this little library keeps going.