A Look at the Athol Public Library Facility
The beautiful grandfather clock at the APL has been returned to its rightful place in the restored Carnegie Library.
The beautiful grandfather clock at the Athol Public Library has been returned to its rightful place in the restored Carnegie Library thanks to Castine Movers who carefully packed and stored it free of charge while the building was being renovated. The clock had not worked for over 15 years due to the expense of getting it repaired. A local resident really stepped up upon hearing this and took it to his home workshop and got it working perfectly in no time. Pictured is Mr. Lee Legassy who also made a small booklet of all the repairs he performed, documenting it for posterity. In addition, he would not take any money for his services, instead asking the Friends of the Library to donate his fee to the 3 local food pantries. The clock was originally donated by Wilson E. Lee in 1917 when the library was first built.