Did you know that there was a booklet published in 1981 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the library? It was written by Jody Clark, illustrated by Betty Heselton, and gives a concise history of the first centennial.
Recently we found a small box of these booklets tucked into the back of a closet. They are now at the front desk and can be yours for the price of any monetary donation.
Here’s a taste of what you will find in it:
A lovely sketch of the fireplace in the Hazzard Reading Room
A poem written by Laura Richards which she recited before the Library Association in 1916
An extensive list of Gardiner authors
A list of the officers of the Association in 1981 along with the names of the staff of the library at that time.
Scott Handville, Assistant Director