Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1909 Public Library, Providence, Rhode Island


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1909 Free Public Library, Trenton, New Jersey


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1906 Sheldon Library, St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire


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Margie Helm Library, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky


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Pittsburg Library, East Minneapolis, Minnesota


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

1906 Public Library, Nevada, Iowa

[LIB0378] The first Nevada library was started in 1876, and was housed in the supervisor’s room at the courthouse, where 300 to 400 books were filed. In 1884, the library with its growing inventory was moved to rooms adjacent to City Hall. In 1893, talk began of increasing the facilities of the City Public Library and to provide a reading room. Thus was born the Nevada Public Library and Reading Room Association. In July 1894, it was voted to install electric lights in the library, and by July 1896, increased interest in the reading room was reported, showing that 2,500 people had taken advantage of the reading room privilege during the year. Talk began of the need for library expansion. [Website]
Pictures from the Past The City of Nevada, Iowa, and Surrounding "Suburbs"

1960s University of Youngstown Library, Youngstown, Ohio

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1906 Public Library, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Gulfport Harrison County Library, Gulfport, Mississippi

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Carnegie Library, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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Library, Columbia University, New York City

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

1908 Library, West Point, New York

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1907 Scoville Library, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

[LIB0368] - Scoville Memorial Library is an historic building on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the college's library Until the current library was built in the 1950s. It now houses a variety of school support functions. [Wikipedia]

Friday, October 8, 2010

1908 Stevens Library, Ashburnham, Massachusetts

[LIB0365] - In 1888, the town accepted the bequest of George Stevens, former town clerk, in the amount of $10,000.00 and a piece of land at the corner of Main and Water Street, with the stipulation that it be used as a site for a public library building. The money from George Stevens was turned over to the town treasurer in 1889, and the library was named Stevens Public Library by a vote.

In April 1890, the ground was broken and in December 1890, the building was dedicated. Books were moved from the selectman's office to the library's new location. The doors opened to the public on January 9, 1891. Read more about this historic library here.
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1918 Carnegie Library, Allegan, Michigan

[LIB0364] - 1914, The present Carnegie Library building was formally opened on Hubbard Street. The total cost was $13,000. Read more about this historic library here.
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Library Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

[LIB0363] - Now known as ARCHITECTURE HALL, the University of Nebraska's first library - read more about the history of UNL here.
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Noble Getchell Library, University of Nevada, Reno

[LIB0362] - Named in honor of pioneer Nevada mining engineer, Noble H. Getchell, this modern structure serves the University of Nevada. [from the back of the card]