Indiana Township Library book cover

- 19th Century

Prior to the founding of LPL, the Lebanon community was served by the Center Township Library. This was part of a system of township libraries created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1852. LPL’s collection includes one volume from the Center Township Library. (Special Collections)

  • September 7, 1902 : Rev. Demetrius Tillotson delivers a sermon suggesting the need for a city library.
  • July 1903: Construction begins