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Library curbside delivery a great service

For a small-town library, the Waldo Peirce Reading Room and Library has big-time appeal. A history buff, I find lots of useful volumes, some new, some of older vintage.

Also, the library has a CD lending program and if they don’t have what you want, they can order it for you. Better yet, the library offers curbside service. Just call them and they will deliver whatever you choose.

I wanted, for the third time, to view the movie, “The Crossing,” which is about the American attack on the Hessian-held city of Trenton, New Jersey, during the opening days of the Revolutionary War. Jeff Daniels does a very credible job in the role of George Washington.

It took some time for the library to find this rather obscure CD, but when they finally got it, not only did they call me to tell me it was in, but offered to deliver it to my house. I call that excellent service. The folks at the library even suggested a similar CD for me to borrow, this one about Benedict Arnold. I watched it and found that it was well done (with the exception of the attack on Quebec City taking place in summer; it actually occurred during a fierce snowstorm in the dead of winter).

So if you live in Frankfort and haven’t made use of the library, I suggest you look into it. They are a treasure trove of information and assistance.

History note   

From the Feb. 22, 1900, issue of The Republican Journal: “Our village physician, Dr. O.S. Erskine, is to leave us next month for Northampton, England, to spend several weeks in the study of surgery. The rainfall of Feb. 13th did considerable damage here. The streets were little brooks and the ice blocked a portion of the Main Street.”

Weekly quote

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare