For 58 years, Library Hall in Mattituck was a hub of activity, a beacon that drew the community and held great personal significance for the scores of residents who spent time there.
For 87-year-old Betty Kalin, the musty and oddly comforting smell of the old books that once lined the turn-of-the-century building’s shelves stands out most in her memory.
“Isn’t that funny?” the Mattituck native said recently, a hint of wistfulness in her voice. “But I loved it.”
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