Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Library, University of Florida, Gainesville


Gainesville, Florida, has grown from a small agricultural community in the north-central part of the state to a thriving city. Many people have had a hand in Gainesville’s evolution. After befriending the Timucuan Indians, who had originally inhabited the region, the Spanish began recruiting other settlers to move to the area. Despite those valued contributions, however, the people who brought the railroad to Gainesville deserve the most credit for giving the town its start. Soon after tracks were laid through the city, small businesses sprouted and opportunities for new industries arose. The city’s population expanded along with its economic growth, and more people began to witness the unique potential of Gainesville. In 1905, the city became home to the University of Florida, and a rich educational heritage began. The university brought great attention to the town and subsequently made Gainesville one of the most important cities in the state and one of the most prominent educational epicenters in the South.

Ladies Library, Arkadelphia, Arkansas


The Clark County Library is located at 609 Caddo St. in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It is located in a Classical Revival single-story brick building designed by Charles L. Thompson, a noted Little Rock architect, and built in 1903.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Carnegie Library, Defiance, Ohio


The Defiance Public Library is a historic Tudor Revival library located on Fort Street in Defiance, Ohio. It was built in 1904 with funds from Andrew Carnegie and was designed by architects Wing & Mahurin.

Drake Library, Centerville, Iowa


Carnegie Library, Fairbury, Nebraska


Fairbury Public Library was built in 1909 with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie. The library is located at 7th and F Streets. The original Carnegie library is one of 69 Carnegie libraries in the state of Nebraska. This historic building now houses the children’s department of the library. In 1988 a new addition was completed, which houses the adult department of the library, public access computers, genealogy section, library director’s office, meeting room area, copy machine and microfilm reader. The library is a repository for genealogical information for Jefferson County.

Carnegie Library, Armada, Michigan, 1915


The Armada Free Public Library was built in 1915. This is one of approximately 1600 Carnegie libraries that dot the United States.

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Public Library, Waupun, Wisconsin


Fondly referred to as the “City of Sculpture,” Waupun celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2014. From its inception, the decisions, hard work, and determination of Waupun’s first citizens were integral in developing the Waupun of today. In 1839, Seymour Wilcox ventured from Green Bay with his family and two friends to the unsettled area of Wisconsin known as Oak Openings. The surveyor of the land, John Bannister, described it “the most beautiful and fertile land [he] had ever seen.” The land Wilcox purchased bordered the Rock River and lay in both Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties. This division of counties eventually caused some tension within the fledgling town, although it did not deter the town from uniting and prospering in agriculture, business, industry, faith, public works, and play.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts


The library was established in 1919 by a fund set up in the will of lumberman Samuel Minot Jones. [Wikipedia]

Public Library, Dunkirk, New York


Carnegie Library,New Albany, Indiana


The Carnegie Center for Art & History, within the Downtown Historic District of New Albany, Indiana, is a contemporary art gallery and local history museum. The building was initially built as a Carnegie Library, first opened on March 2, 1904, with 11,125 total books. It is of Beaux-Arts architecture style. It was used as a library until 1969, when the new New Albany-Floyd County Public Library was built.

Carnegie Library,New Albany, Indiana


The Carnegie Center for Art & History, within the Downtown Historic District of New Albany, Indiana, is a contemporary art gallery and local history museum. The building was initially built as a Carnegie Library, first opened on March 2, 1904, with 11,125 total books. It is of Beaux-Arts architecture style. It was used as a library until 1969, when the new New Albany-Floyd County Public Library was built.

Dyer Library, Saco, Maine


The Dyer Library is the public library serving Saco, Maine. Funded by a generous bequest from Olive Dyer, the first home of the Dyer Library was created in the basement of Saco City Hall. The library opened for business in 1881.

Public Library, Elmhurst, Long Island, New York, 1935


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cat and Dog in the Library T-Shirt

Cat and Dog in the Library T-Shirt
Cat and Dog in the Library T-Shirt
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Libraries are for Everyone, Rainbow Poster

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone: Rainbow Poster
Epic Libraries Are For Everyone: Rainbow Poster
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Public Library, Morgan City, Indiana


The Morgan City Public Library began in 1934 as a Women's Club project. The club attained funding and space from the City of Morgan City. Donations were solicited from the citizens, and a library was opened in the one hundred block of Everett Street on Thanksgiving afternoon of 1934.

Public Library, Chatham, New York


The Chatham Public Library was chartered in 1902.

Whiting Library, Chester, Vermont


Cobleigh Public Library, Lyndonville, Vermont


In 1905 Eber W. Cobleigh donated $15,000 to erect a public library building in Lyndonville. The site of the Silsbury Livery Stable at Main and Depot Street was authorized for purchase at the annual town meeting in March and the library building was completed in late 1906. Plans for the building were drawn by William J Sayward, a member of the well known firm that had designed the Boston Public Library. The library was dedicated and opened to the public in January, 1907.

Seymour Library, Galesburg, Illinois


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Library Interior, Lenox, Massachusetts


Reading Room, Williston Library, Mt Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts


Library Under Construction, Alstead, New Hampshire, 1909


Shedd-Porter Memorial Library, Alstead, New Hampshire. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style by Boston architects William H. McLean and Albert H. Wright, it was built in 1910 as a gift from John Graves Shedd and Mary Roenna Porter.

The Shedd-Porter Memorial Library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as well as in the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.

Public Library, Walton, New York


Public Library, Walton, New York

Addressed to Blanche Yendes, Walton.

Public Library, Milton, Massachusetts


"The Town Meeting voted $50,000 for construction in 1902, and the cornerstone was laid that year. The building opened on June 11, 1904. The total cost was $75,034.22, including a $21,000 gift from Nathaniel T. Kidder, and a further $4000 town appropriation for furnishings."

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sugden Library, Spencer, Massachusetts


Public Library, Danielson. Connecticut


Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 1911


Earlham has its roots in the Great Migration of Quakers from the eastern United States, especially from North Carolina, in the first half of the nineteenth century. A peculiarly Quaker combination of idealism and practicality drew them to the Northwest Territory. As Friends, those who came out of the South had found themselves increasingly uneasy living in a slave society. As small farmers, the abundance of cheap, fertile land made Ohio and Indiana magnets of migration.

Public Library, Portland, Connecticut


Public Library, Ellington, Connecticut


Carnegie Library, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1907


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Public Library, Garden City, Kansas, 1942


Public Library, Ellsworth, Maine


The Ellsworth Public Library is located on the banks of the Union River in downtown Ellsworth, Maine. The Federalist-style building built in 1817 for Colonel Meltiah Jordan is listed on the National Register of Historic Houses, and is commonly known as the Tisdale House after Seth Tisdale, one of its illustrious owners. The house has been a public library since 1897 when George Nixon Black gave the remodeled building to the City of Ellsworth with the enduring condition “That the premises conveyed shall be always used for a public library”. [http://www.ellsworth.lib.me.us/about/history-of-the-library/]

Public Library, Camden, Maine


Public Library, Gardiner, Maine


Public Library, Bath, Maine


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Walking through Book City Postcard

Book City Postcard
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Public Library, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1911


Public Library, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California


Designed by the noted architect Lovel Bearse Pemberton, the new Spanish/Dutch colonial building in Veterans Park on the Esplanade (above, center) was dedicated on July 2, 1930, and this iconic structure served as the main library for the city for sixty years. In 1981 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Vintage Children Reading Library Books