Saturday, January 30, 2010

Libraries Rock Dog Tee Shirt

Share your love for the Library with this colorful fun design with the words Libraries Rock. Great for a Librarian.

Barcode Librarian Postcard

Barcode Librarian. Get this fun design featuring your hobby, occupation, or obsession on great t-shirts, stickers & much more. They also make great gifts!

Barcode Librarian postcard
Barcode Librarian by crazygoodstuff
Postcards made online at zazzle

Monday, January 25, 2010

1908 Library, Millersville State Normal School, Pennsylvania

Millersville University was established in 1855 as the Lancaster County Normal School, the first state normal school in Pennsylvania. It subsequently changed its name to the Millersville State Normal School in 1859 and Millersville later became a state teacher’s college in 1927. It was renamed Millersville State College in 1959 and officially became Millersville University in 1983. [Thanks to Wikipedia]

Interior, Public Library, Pasadena, California

Library, Central Washington College, Ellensburg, WA


Friday, January 22, 2010

1914 State Normal Library, Terre Haute, Indiana


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]

ARCHITECTURE - Renzo Piano - Morgan Library

Interior of Renzo Piano's expansion of Morgan Library Museum.

Martha S. Grafton Library, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA


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 County Library, Salisbury, Maryland


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]

Memorial Library, Maplewood, NJ


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

United States Libraries on Stamps

Slightly off topic here but I thought this is worth sharing. Larry T. Nix has done some wonderful work with library postcards, library history, and library stamps. It is well worth your time to take a look. Larry has devoted a great deal of time, effort passion and love to the various aspects of library history. His site, The Library History Buff appeals to both the novice and more serious interests. Super job Larry!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1937 Carnegie Library, Parsons, Kansas

[LIB0150] 1909 – The dream of having a free public library in Parsons was finally realized, and the new Carnegie Library building was officially opened in ceremonies on May 18. The building, one story with a basement, was built of Carthage stone backed with concrete, with a clay tile roof, dome, and copper gutters. The style was primarily derived from Beaux-Arts Classicism, and has a rather elaborate entrance that employs a Serliana motif with Ionic columns. The name “Carnegie Library” is carved above the entrance. At opening, the library had 3,655 volumes. [Read more of the library history here!]

Cook Memorial Library, Libertyville, Illinois


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]

1909 Library, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH


Oct 28, 1908 Murray Library was dedicated.

Library, University of South Dakota, Vermillion