Miriam Putnam, 1904-1996, served as director of Memorial Hall Library for 28 years from 1939-1967. Ms. Putnam received a library degree from Columbia University and had also worked at the Newton Free Library.
During her tenure, Andover became the headquarters of one of the seven subregions in the Eastern Massachusetts Regional Library system. The contract was signed on June 11, 1967. Miss Putnam retired in 1967 but went on to Talledega College in Alabama as Assistant Librarian to continue to be socially active and work with young people in this inter-racial college.
- Reading Room Named for Town Librarian. (photo) Andover Townsman November 23, 1966, p.1,16.
- Andover Townsman, September 14, 1967.
- Andover Townsman, March 28, 1996
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