Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Shortly after the College of Emporia was founded in 1882, Colonel John Byars Anderson of Manhattan, Kansas donated his collection of books. In the spring of 1888, on the occasion of Col. and Mrs. Anderson’s 50th wedding anniversary, the collection and other gifts of books were officially designated the Anderson Memorial Library. Twelve years later, the Carnegie grant was received to build a library building. [Source: The Carnegie Legacy in Kansas, http://skyways.lib.ks.us/carnegie/updates/esu.html]
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
On 1 February 1911, Louise wrote: "Dear Sister, Have received your letter and will try to answer it soon we are all well and busy as bees. I'm trying to do some sewing. How are you all? Pete is here now. Love to all."
Monday, July 7, 2008
The Hoyt Library had its official opening on January 2nd, 1928 to begin a tradition of service to all of the Wyoming Valley and its people.
A prominent citizen and businessman, Frank Weston Hoyt, bequeathed the family homestead to the Municipality of Kingston for the express purpose of establishing a Library on the West Side of the Susquehanna River. People on the west side of the river certainly were interested in a new library which would be more accessible to them; but, Kingston officials were totally unprepared for the enthusiasm demonstrated on that cold morning in January. When the doors of the Library were opened for the first time, hundreds of people were waiting in a line that extended from the entrance to encircle the entire city block.
[History of the Hoyt]