Capriglio civic library.
It is dedicated to Maria Luigia Agagliate.
• Who was Maria Luigia Agagliate
Born in Capriglio in 1907, from a peasant family.
The paternal grandmother was the daughter of a brother of Don Bosco.
She was made to study to become a teacher, a unique case for a girl in a family of farmers from Capriglio at the time.
Having graduated in 1925, she immediately began her activity as an elementary school teacher and later taught in various rural schools in the provinces of Alessandria and Cuneo.
She returned to Capriglio as a teacher in 1939, after her father's death, and continued to teach the children of Capriglio inhabitants until retired in 1972.
In 1956, she was elected mayor of the town, first woman mayor in the province of Asti and one of the first in Italy. It remained mayor until 1975 (the longest syndicate in the history of Capriglio).
Those of her government, for Capriglio, were the years of the great change.
Negative change on the one hand: the escape of young people in Turin, the depopulation (from 500 immediately after the war, Capriglio dropped to a certain point to just over 200 inhabitants), the abandonment of crops.
A positive change from the other, that is the radical improvement of the quality of life: the asphalting of the roads at the end of the 50s, the aqueduct with the consequent one (toilets, etc.). And then electricity also to isolated farms and then appliances, and even the phone, the motorization, the mechanization of crops left, pensions, welfare and everything else.
Maria Luigia Agagliate died at ninety-three in 2000.
The municipal library has been dedicated to her.