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Library History

1909 – The Dow Private Library began with 1,474 books.  The first year circulation total was 9,904.

1917 – The Dow Private Library was given to the Village of Randolph and renamed the Albert G. Dow Free Library.

1919 – The Albert G. Dow Free Library received an absolute charter as a public library from New York State.

1948 – The library charter was amended to change the library name to the Randolph Library.

1949 – On October 8th at 2 PM, the present library was opened..  Funds for construction were provided by the Foy Trust.

1955 – The Snover Room as added to the library.

1960 – The Randolph Library became a member of the Chautauqua – Cattaraugus Library System.

2008 – A two-story addition to the existing library building was completed.

updated: 7/28/17