This New Library
Dartmouth men of all classes will find this building a small city in itself. Its bell-laden tower becomes a peak in the Connecticut Valley, visible for miles on all sides. Its enormous study, reference, and reading rooms are thoroughly cozy and comfortable, yet in no way is the zest diminished that came in older and rougher days when men lost themselves in the magic of books before open fireplaces or under the smoky light of candles or kerosene lamps. Inside this structure is preserved the original Dartmouth Library as it was in 1777, and in it are books that Wheelock collected as early as 1740, when these books were on the shelves of the Indian School at Lebanon Crank, Conn.
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