44 S. Main Street - Richland Library Company

Founded 1788, chartered as Commonwealth's first non-profit corporation, 1795. Bucks' third oldest library, America's seventh oldest. Now in its third home; begun by Quakers when 20 neighbors agreed to pledge 20 shillings apice to buy books. Dues, gifts and overdue-book fines built the collection to 1800 volumes by 1911, when an offer to convert to a free service (requiring a tiny local tax) was rebuffed as fiscally reckless by borough officials. Superb collection of local and family history. Open Saturdays 2-4 pm. For information call: 215-536-5636.