Lilly Washington Public Library

From Bookmobile to permanent library.

Starting in 1961, the Lilly-Washington area received library service from the Cambria County bookmobile. Shortly thereafter concerned residents of the community decided a permanent library was needed. Clair McGonigle, Lilly Borough council president, offered the use of a former band hall now owned by the council as the location for a library. Lilly-Washington Public Library opened its doors April 26, 1963. The library moved to its present quarters in the Lilly Area Medical Clinic building in 1978.