Wednesday, December 4, 2013
[LIB10136] - In 1901, the Library trustees contacted Andrew Carnegie, famed steel magnate and philanthropist, who was then actively engaged in bestowing Library buildings on worthy communities in the United States and Scotland. Carnegie agreed to supply a town library and sent architect’s plans along with $20,000. The school Directors purchased a lot of land at Second Avenue and Main Streets. The new Library building comprised of Avondale Stone and Indiana Limestone with a high covered ceiling was opened to a grateful public in September 1902. Miss Elmira W. Pennypacker was appointed as the first Director in the new Public Library building. [Website]
A view of the library from the website:
[LIB10135] Published by A. M. Simon, 32 Union Square, New York.
The Library has a special collection of local and New York history materials. The newspaper The Washington County Post is on microfilm beginning with the date 1849. A collection of books, periodicals, cemetery records and maps are available for use within the library. [Website]
[LIB10134] - John B. Jervis (1795-1885) bequeathed his home and personal library to the city of Rome, New York, to be used as a public library. His personal library is kept intact as a memorial and for research purposes. The papers of John Jervis number in the thousands, and include memoirs, manuscripts of books he authored, scrapbooks, folios and quartos, nearly 600 engineering plans and drawings (some in watercolor), maps, public documents, and countless letters and reports. His library also includes 1,800 monograph volumes on general topics as well as a concentration on applied sciences and civil engineering. Copyrights and dates of publication range from the 1670's through the 1880's. [Read more here]
[LIB10133] A gift to the people of this City by the late James R. Mellon of Pittsburgh, PA., a winter resident of Palatka for many years, in memory of his wife Rachel Hughey Larimer Mellon. [From the back of the card]
Recent photo from 2008 (Creative Commons License permission):
No longer used a library.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
[LIB10110] - Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library is a major library in the Nakanoshima section of Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 1904 and is today one of two libraries which are supported by the Osaka Prefectural government. [Wikipedia]