On our trip to the Munson Library, we learned about many of the events that took place there.
Mr. Munson was a spiritualist and was mysteriously found dead on College Street under the railroad tracks on June 19, 1890. Mr. Munson was coming back from New York after buying some horses and supposedly fell or got pushed off into the space between the tracks. Then he dropped 12-14 ft. to his death. There was another man who was found alive near Mr. Munson. His name was "Con" Shea, who used to work for Mr. Munson. Mr. Munson was coming back from New York after purchasing some horses. The train stopped, but the caboose was still on the bridge. The obituary says that Mr. Munson thought he was at the train station, but they weren't and he walked off not knowing he was on the bridge. Then he fell to his death.
Why would he walk off the train? Was he pushed or did he really do this consciously to commit suicide? The world may never know.
Every Tuesday at 4 p.m., there is a story hour for pre-schoolers, except during
In the summer, there is a Summer Reading Club. Young readers are invited to join. You write down the books that you read and at the end you hand it in to them. If you read a certain number of books, you receive a prize. Matt, a sixth grader at Crocker Farm, did it two years ago and said, "it's well run."
Every summer children bring in their own toys to sell at the tag sale. The cost is usually $1.00 per person and the children have to set their own prices and sell their own stuff by themselves. With the money that the kids make selling their junk, they can either save it or buy other kids' junk.
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