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The Municipal Library of Mestre was established on November 14, 1952 by the municipal administration of Venice accepting the request, accompanied by public signature, of a citizen committee formed after the war. It opened to the public on 11 October 1953 (a room of 80 square meters, four large tables, 32 seats in the historic sixteenth-century building of the Provvederia, in via Palazzo 2, opposite the Town Hall) and was organized according to the criteria of the public library Anglo-Saxon.

The first director, Rosanna Saccardo, always paid attention to the purposes of a "library of all", according to which: "The library is an institution destined to develop over time along two strictly complementary directives: the services it provides to citizens and the index satisfaction shown by the frequency of users ".

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