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Franklin Academy

The building which houses the Reisterstown Branch dates back to the 1820's, when it was known as the Franklin Academy


In 1874  it became the first high school in Baltimore County, and didn't become home to the Reisterstown Branch until 1961. In 1995, renovations included a larger parking lot and an 1,800 square foot addition.

The Reisterstown Historical Room located on the second floor, has a collection of local history, and is open to the public a few hours a week. Call the library for hours.


Source: Reisterstown Library staff