Sarah Williams Storrs, granddaughter of the town’s second pastor, Richard Salter Storrs, made another significant donation in 1907. She bequeathed the historic Storrs House, land and $5,000 to the town. As a condition of her bequest, Sarah requested that the name Richard Salter Storrs be given to the corporation formed for the purpose of maintaining a free public library in Longmeadow in order to “perpetuate the memory of a name dear to my family for three generations.” In 1910 the Richard Salter Storrs Library Association was born, and the collection moved to the Storrs House.
By the late 1920s the collection had once again outgrown its quarters and a committee was formed to investigate the feasibility of expanding the Storrs House. It was decided instead that the Storrs House, current home of the Longmeadow Historical Society, would be renovated and moved south, and a new library building would be erected in its place. The building project was funded by bequests from Oliver B. Colton in 1920 and William Goldthwaite in 1923.