In 1853, Ward Lamson and Christian Slagle started the library in a downtown storefront. That makes Fairfield Public Library the first lending library in the State of Iowa! We were also the first Carnegie library this side of Philadelphia.
- Part of our historic photo collection is available for online viewing and printing
- Check back from time to time--we plan to add more
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Fairfield Public Library History