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Swan selling antiques, collectibles

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – This bust and antiques, collectibles and other items from the former Swan Library will be for sale during the Strawberry Festival on Saturday.

ALBION – Century-old wicker chairs. Display cases for DVDs. Busts and collectibles from the 1800s and early 1900s.

They’re all for sale as Swan Library officials work to empty the historic building at the corner of North Main and West State streets.

Albion’s public library moved up the street last July to the new Hoag Library. The Swan site is being eyed for use as a local history museum.

Swan Library leaders want to remove some of the pieces that are taking up space at the Swan site. Some of the Swan furniture and most of the collection was moved to the new building. But not all of the furniture and collectibles were needed.

Community members are welcome to look over the items for sale on Friday. They will be sold on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. People are also welcome to come inside and tour the former library during the festival June 7-8.