Thursday, January 31, 2013

1935 Public Library, Los Angeles, California


[LIB7465] Another view of the library. This card was published by M. Kashower co., Los Angeles, Calif. Postmarked from San Diego on July 16, 1935. "It gets hotter every minute and I don't think my feet will last for 14 miles."

Public Library, Pasadena, California


[LIB7464] The freedom to know is the foundation of our democracy. The mission of the Pasadena Public Library, a basic municipal service, is to be an information center for the Pasadena community in order to preserve and encourage the free expression of ideas essential to an informed citizenry. [Website]

1959 Carlson Library, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut


[LIB7463] The University Library had its beginning in 1927 in one room in Fairfield Hall, site of the newly-chartered Junior College of Connecticut. In 1947, when the Junior College was reconstituted as the University of Bridgeport, the Library was moved to the University’s seaside campus. In 1955, after a period at Fones Hall, the library at last occupied a home of its own in the newly-constructed Carlson Library. A new east wing was added in 1961. In 1972 groundbreaking took place for a new building and in 1974 staff and collections moved into the new Magnus Wahlstrom Library. [Wesbite]

1984 Library, Shepherdstown, West Virginia


[LIB7462] When it was built in 1800, the Market House that today houses the Shepherdstown Public Library offered local farmers a sheltered place to sell their wares, and a centrally located spot for residents to buy farm fresh products. During its long history, it has, in turn, been home to the fire department, the town council offices, a butcher shop, a school and the local jail. A pigpen and a public whipping post were located in back. Today, it is the home of a thriving library that is literally and figuratively the heart of Shepherdstown. The building—the most distinctive in Shepherdstown and the one most frequently noticed by visitors—is West Virginia’s longest continuously occupied library building. [Website]

1915 Public Library, Atlantic City, New Jersey


[LIB7461] The Atlantic City Free Public Library has resources that may be used for genealogical research. Please note that staff members cannot conduct genealogical research for you, but will be happy to direct you to the appropriate resources. If you are unable to visit in person, limited research assistance is available for a fee. Contact the Reference Department for more information.

Public Library, Belfast, Maine


[LIB7460] A view from High Street. This card was published by the Davis 5-10-25 cent store, Belfast, Maine.

Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts


[LIB7459] Copley Square. Not dated.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Public Library, Bay City, Michigan


[LIB7244] The first free library was sponsored by The women's club in 1912. Three moves later, in 1923, property acquired by the Industrial League Men became the permanent location. From a cottage on that lot evolved this structure erected in 1965 under The Library Association supervision.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Massachusetts


[LIB7244] In 1916, the townspeople purchased a lot at the corner of Main and Avon Streets for $16,000. That same year, Junius Beebe, son of Lucius Beebe, donated $60,000 (average annual salaries at that time were around $700) toward the construction of a new library building, to be built in memory of his parents, Lucius and Sylenda. The cornerstone was laid on March 17, 1922 and the building was dedicated on April 15, 1923. The original building is still in use as a public library though there have been extensive renovations.  [Website]

Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana


[LIB7243] The Louisiana Division is a reference division which collects resources relating to the study of Louisiana and its citizens and to the city of New Orleans and New Orleanians. Other areas of concentration are the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the South. Included within the Division's collections are books by or about Louisianians; city, regional, and state documents; manuscripts, maps, newspapers, periodicals, microfilms, photographs, slides, motion pictures, sound recordings, video tapes, postcards, and ephemera of every sort. [Website]

1945 Pettee Memorial Library, Wilmington, Vermont


[LIB7242] Mr. Lyman Pettee came along and gave funds for a new library to be built.  Mr. Pettee, who grew up in Wilmington and also went to school here, named the building after his parents Anson and Lucy Pettee, PETTEE MEMORIAL LIBRARY. The building was completed in 1906 and is still the home of Wilmington’s public library today.  [Website]

Davis Memorial Library, Bridgton, Maine


[LIB7274] Still in use as a public library. You can find their website here.

Moody Memorial Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas


[LIB7240] This library was completed in September of 1968. The Moody family donated the first 1 million dollars for its construction which replaces the old Carol Library. Capacity of 600,000 books. [From the back of the card]

Library, University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico


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Library, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts


[LIB7238] Complete history of the Library, click here!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Library, Madison, New Jersey Vintage from Zazzle.com


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

For Greater Knowledge iPhone 5 Covers from Zazzle.com


Protection and style come standard with the Skinit Cargo iPhone 5 case. Made for the iPhone 5, this case has a hardened plastic outer shell and shock-resistant TPU liner for the most protection against dirt, scratches, and accidental damage. Featuring a backside vibrantly printed with your images, designs, and text, this lightweight case is the perfect everyday iPhone 5 companion.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

1909 Bridge Memorial Library, Walpole, New Hampshire



[LIB7236] In 1891, Hudson Eliot Bridge erected the present library building as a memorial to his father, Hudson Ernestus Bridge. A two-room structure, the Bridge Memorial Library was given to the town complete with furniture. The present day Reading Room retains the feel of an old-fashioned library, while the Stack room remains what it has always been -- a room to store books. In 1961, another room was added in order to cope with the library’s space needs. This room is now the Children’s Room. It is open and airy and provides space for children’s programs as well as easy access to books for younger patrons. [Source]