Saturday, January 30, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
This building was built as the Library of the Indiana State Normal School (now Indiana State University) in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was dedicated June 21, 1910. The building was renamed Cunningham Memorial Library in 1961, and Normal Hall in 1973. [Thanks to Ben L Ross]
Grafton Library is named in honor of Martha S. Grafton, professor emerita of sociology and dean emerita of the college. Dean Grafton served the college in various administrative capacities from 1930 to 1970. The library was built in 1967 and underwent a major renovation in 1999. [Thanks to the Grafton Library]
Wicomico Public Library began as a subscription library in 1869, only two years after the formation of the county itself. By 1878 the library had increased its membership from 30 to 100 members. In the early 1900s interest waned and the library closed. It was successfully re-launched in 1916 and by 1923 was operating on a subscription of $1.00 a year. [Thanks to the Wicomico County Library]
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
From the back of the card: Built in 1880's as summer home of Ansel B. Cook. Became the village library in 1924.
Ansel Cook’s will of 1894 stipulated a brick or stone memorial be constructed at a cost of at least $10,000 and that a library be attached. However, the will stipulated that nor more than $2500 should be spent on books.
In 1910, the Alpha Club, forerunner of the Libertyville Women’s Club, opened a circulating library. The books and periodicals were initially stored in Decker and Bond’s Drug Store and later in the Village Hall. The Club donated its library to the Cook memorial Library following the 1920 death of Emily Barrows Cook. After the mansion’s front porch was removed, the exterior stuccoed, the pillars added, and the upper floor converted into living quarters for the librarian, Cook memorial Library opened in 1921. [Thanks to the Libertyville Mundelein Historical Society]