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The Friends Barn sits right outside the main entrance of the new Milton Library.

The Friends Barn sits right outside the main entrance of the new Milton Library.

The Friends Barn, our new home, is a new structure with an old soul.

The barn is a larger replica of the Dinsmore barn that once occupied this rural property in Crabapple on the corner of Charlotte and Mayfield Roads.  Much of the structure was built from reclaimed wood carefully salvaged by The Friends for this very purpose.

The barn was built under the inspired leadership of Friends Board member Bill Lusk supported by countless hours of effort by many volunteers.

The Friends use the barn to store gently used donated books which the Friends sell to raise money to support library services and programs.

Hours vary by day.  Next time you’re at the libary, stop by the barn and say ‘hi’.  We’d love to show you around!

  • Board President Matt Kunz working hard during original barn demolition.
  • The Friends barn, all dressed up for library inauguration day.
  • Board member Bob Meyers painting the exterior of the barn.
  • Original barn, center portion, after side sheds were removed.
  • Original barn demolition; the timbers were carefully removed and restored for the new structure. Bill Lusk pictured here.
  • The old Dinsmore barn before demolition.

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