When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, Brian Ellis was a 10-year-old boy living in Niagara Falls, New York. To capture the time and help understand what was going […]
A longtime resident shares his stories
Born in the 1930s, George Rutherford has lived in two towns, Charles Town and Dog Town, but both occupy the same geographical location. A number of neighborhoods which were populated primarily by […]
Why we are here
With workers restoring the front of our building and the community restoring its daily routines, the Charles Town Library also took a step toward normalcy simply by opening its front doors. Some […]
A Blessing for the children of Dogtown
The Charles Town Library has existed for nearly 100 years. Like the people it has served for generations, its history has highs and lows, positive and negative events. We are documenting this history and recording, when we can, the voices of those who experienced it firsthand.