Wednesday, December 18, 2013

1908 Library, Grand Junction, Colorado

[LIB10230] - Public libraries in western towns were almost always started by women citizens anxious to provide culture for themselves and their families. This was certainly true of the first library in Grand Junction. In 1897, when Grand Junction was sixteen years old, members of two women’s clubs united under the name of the Woman’s Library Association. The goal of the association was to establish a free public library. The first step towards this goal was taken in 1898, when the association opened a subscription library to “anyone whose morals were unquestionably good”. [Website]

A 100 year old postcard sent to Mrs. Sarah Jackman, Adair, Iowa.

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