Citizens of Fitchburg approve an article on the warrant requesting $1851 and quarters in the Town Hall for the first Fitchburg Public Library
Rodney Wallace builds and furnishes the Wallace Library and Art Gallery at the corner of Main Street and Newton Place as a gift to the people of Fitchburg
Library Service for children begins in one of the first Children's Rooms in the country
The new Fitchburg Youth Library is opened
Purchase of a bookmobile extends service to outlying areas
The Fitchburg Public Library becomes the first regional library in the Massachusetts Regional Library System
The new Wallace Library is dedicated. Named for George R. Wallace, Jr. and his wife Alice G. Wallace, who gave a magnificent gift for the library building. The federal Library Services and Construction Act and money from the City of Fitchburg also funded the project
The Helen E. Vickery Fund provides for a new bookmobile
The Henry A. Willis Fund makes art prints available
Sunday Library service is initiated
Sunday Performing Art series begins
Circulation and then the Card Catalog are automated
The CARL system, the present computer system for the Central & Western Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, is installed.
New Bookmobile arrives
The Internet comes to the library
The Youth Library celebrates 50 years!
October--The Library Book Club begins
The Library begins loaning DVDs
We get wireless for our patrons with laptops
The Library gets even newer Circulation software: "Evergreen"
Establish closer relations between the library and the people it serves, promote support of services, and ensure funding of several important services such as the museum pass program.