Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
This library is my 16th in my series of showing the genealogy collections at some New England libraries. I went to this one soon after the genealogy community, especially those on facebook, got wind that this library was going to "remove certain historical titles from the library's history room". There were a lot of unpleasant remarks from people who would never use this library, nor did they know the entire story. My photos illustrate that there is no room for more books, and in addition, take a peek at libraries in Concord, Littleton and Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Above and below are in the old section. The staircase was closed to patrons.
More of the old section, here I am facing the history and genealogy room behind the doors.
On a Saturday afternoon, we were the only ones there. The genealogy section was packed with books, and has very little, if any free space for additional items.