1994 Town of Knox Comprehensive Plan: Library

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Tenney and Howell state that in 1824 Knox had a library of 400 volumes. "There long existed a library in this town that was modeled after the New England town libraries. It was helpful in forming the character of the people to habits of intellectual culture and good morals." Records of this library, which apparently was outstanding for those times, are missing; they may have been destroyed in a fire which burned the Knox Town Clerk's home in 1850.

In 1901, the Alta mont Enterprise stated that a new club was formed in Knox to organize another library. It started with over 100 volumes and was located over the blacksmith shop(15); the library services have since been discontinued.