Monday, May 21, 2012

1914 Library, Quincy, Illinois

Keep in touch with Zazzle custom postcards! Add your favorite image to a blank postcard or say “hi” with a pre-existing design. Save paper and mail a note without wasting envelopes! [LIB6639] - "The Quincy Library, the only public library legally established here under the laws of the State, was organized in the year 1837. There were one or more attempts at establishing a library here prior to 1837, but there now remains no trace of them. The Quincy Library, now over forty-four years old, it is hoped has already laid a foundation for a popular and valuable institution yet to grow up among us. Seeing the short-lived nature of most voluntary societies which have sprung up here, and after a brief period have died in their infancy, never passing their period of "dentation," we may reasonably hope that the Quincy Library, now forty-four years of age, may meet with many friendly hands to help prolong its life and with enlarged usefulness. Among the early friends of the Quincy Library I must mention Samuel Jonas, who was its President for many years, and even in his last will and testament did not forget it." [Reminiscences of Quincy, Illinois: containing historical events, anecdotes, matters concerning old settlers and old times, etc (Google eBook)]

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