Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Our 21st Century Library by William Reed

Our next OurStoryBridge Inc. story share features William Reed from Adirondack Community in the Town of Keene. William shares his story, Our 21st Century Library, which details how money was raised to upgrade the library in order to bring it into the 21st century. Listen to this story in its entirety at the following link:

The Adirondack Almanack will share stories written by those who live, work, and play in the ADK, courtesy of OurStoryBridge Inc. These stories, which will be a combination of current and past events, people, outdoor activities and more, will be published on a weekly basis. The stories will focus on various locations situated in the Adirondack region, including the High Peaks, the town of Keene, and many other areas around the Park. Story topics include arts & culture, catastrophes, work, people, outdoor activities, daily life, community, and natural & man-made environments.

Photo courtesy of OurStoryBridge Inc./Adirondack Community.

Photo courtesy of OurStoryBridge Inc./Adirondack Community.

Photo courtesy of OurStoryBridge Inc./Adirondack Community.

Photo courtesy of OurStoryBridge Inc./Adirondack Community.

Visit to hear more stories from around the Adirondacks.

Those who wish to contribute to OurStoryBridge Inc. can find more information on how to start a story project by utilizing tool kits at the link here.


Photo courtesy of OurStoryBridge Inc.

About OurStoryBridge Inc.:

OurStoryBridge is a national project, led by a team of volunteers and implemented at the grassroots level by local libraries, historical societies, museums, and issue oriented organizations, that supports the creation of three- to five-minute, locally created audio stories with related photographs, as well as their online accessibility, by posting them on a website that appeals to both young and old and can be produced at low cost.

About Adirondack Community:

Sponsored by the Keene Valley Library, Adirondack Community is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes audio stories and related photographs from town of Keene community members through this online platform to share our rich social and cultural history in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.


Story #11 of our sharing series: Story Credit to OurStoryBridge Inc./Adirondack Community.

Photo at top courtesy of OurStoryBridge Inc./Adirondack Community.

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The Adirondack Almanack publishes occasional guest essays from Adirondack residents, visitors, and those with an interest in the Adirondack Park. Submissions should be directed to Almanack editor Melissa Hart at

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