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    Wednesday, June 19, 2024

    Celebrating Henry Bill’s 200th Birthday

    Ballon artist April Brunette hands Jackson Walz, 1, of Ledyard, the shark he requested while his mother, Joeleen, looks on during Henry Bill’s 200th birthday party Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Ledyard Bill Library. The event had balloon animals, activities and cake. There was also a presentation on dressing as a Victorian lady. Henry Bill grew up in what at the time was not yet Ledyard, but was called North Groton. Bill became a book publisher in Norwich and in 1867 donated funds and books for a library housed at the Congregational Church in Ledyard. Later a larger library was needed, Bill passed away in 1891 and his brothers continued the project and it was completed in 1893. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    From left to right, Rowan Lindgren, 5, her mother, Kristie, her brother, Liam, 2, and friends, Sammy Gilbert, 2, and his mother, Megan, all of Ledyard, make party hats during Henry Bill’s 200th birthday party Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Ledyard Bill Library. The event had balloon animals, activities and cake. LThere was also a presentation on dressing as a Victorian lady. Henry Bill grew up in what at the time was not yet Ledyard, but was called North Groton. Bill became a book publisher in Norwich and in 1867 donated funds and books for a library housed at the Congregational Church in Ledyard. Later a larger library was needed and he passed away in 1891 and his brothers continued the project and it was completed in 1893. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    From left to right, Rowan Lindgren, 5, her mother, Kristie, her brother, Liam, 2, all of Ledyard, make party hats during Henry Bill’s 200th birthday party Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Ledyard Bill Library. The event had balloon animals, activities and cake.There was also a presentation on dressing as a Victorian lady. Henry Bill grew up in what at the time was not yet Ledyard, but was North Groton. Bill became a book publisher in Norwich and in 1867 donated funds and books for a library housed at the Congregational Church in Ledyard. Later a larger library was needed and he passed away in 1891 and his brothers continued the project and it was completed in 1893. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Ledyard ― Ledyard Bill Library hosted founder Henry Bill’s 200th birthday party Saturday. The party had activities, balloon animals and cake. Later in the morning there was a presentation on dressing as a Victorian lady.

    Henry Bill grew up in what at the time was not yet Ledyard, but North Groton. Bill became a book publisher in Norwich and in 1867 donated funds and books for a library housed at the Congregational Church in Ledyard. Later a larger library was needed. Bill passed away in 1891 and his brothers continued the project and it was completed in 1893.

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