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Who created the library in America?

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January 11, 2008 1:27AM

The Library Company is America's first successful lending library and oldest cultural institution. It was founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin as a subscription library supported by its shareholders, as it is to this day. See: http://www.librarycompany.org/about/index.htm

-- Libarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa