The Cady Library was established in 1941, however the building itself was constructed in 1828 by Nehemia Platt who was an early settler of the town of Nichols. The property was passed down generationally from Mr. Platt to his daughter Susan who married the elder Dr. George Cady, then was given to their son Dr. George M. Cady. The younger Dr. Cady generously willed the mansion and all its contents (including the Cady family’s rather large book collection) to the Town of Nichols for the explicit purpose of becoming a library in memory of his parents in 1935.
In 1975, the building would go on to be listed in the State and National Trusts for Historic Preservation, and thus it retains much of its original charm. The library is a much beloved landmark for the local community as an epicenter of the town’s history.
For more information about our history:
- Check out our 2017 interview with FOX40: http://www.wicz.com/story/35145024/cady-library-a-page-of-nichols- history
- Ask our Historian Kem Hart-Baker, who is located in our carriage house located to the rear of the building, her hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday – 9 am to 1 pm, or by appointment.
- Don’t be shy come visit us in person and ask a librarian!
We are located directly across from the Community Bank & Dollar General in the Town of Nichols!
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 2:00-5:30pm
*Additional Hours May Be Added to Accommodate Special Events
Substitute and Volunteer Staff:
Board Meetings will always be on the third Tuesday of every month
Friends of the Library meetings will always be on the fourth Tuesday of Every month