Friends of the Library

From Wayne County, Ohio Online Resource Center
Jump to navigation Jump to search



..The following coordinate was not recognized: Geocoding failed..... .

Wiki.png
About
Name
  • Friends of the Library
Other Services
    Facts
    Founded
    • May 11,1948
      Wooster,Ohio
    Related
    Key Persons
    Location
    Loading map...
    • Rittman
      • 49 W. Ohio Ave., Rittman, Ohio
    • Creston
      • 116 S. Main St., Creston, Ohio
    • Shreve
      • 189 W. McConkey St., Shreve, Ohio
    • Dalton
      • 127 S. Church St., Dalton, Ohio
    • Main Library (Wooster)
      • 220 W. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio
    • West Salem
      • 99 E. Buckeye St., West Salem, Ohio

    Some time in the 1940s, largely through the efforts of Mrs. E. H. Buxton and Mrs. Howard Solon, an organization known as Friends of the Library came into being. Despite being a valuable addition to the Library, the organization was still short lived. Early in 1967 a re-organization meeting was held. The revived "Friends of the Library" was recognized for their desire to enhance the cultural interests of the community, and improving book service to hospitals and other shut-ins.

    Today the Friends exist as a non-profit group of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting the Library through fundraisers, assisting staff, and other support.

    City Directories

    Comprehensive History

    Slogans

    Historical documents

    Timeline

    • 1948 - May 11, Organization of a Friends of the Library. First meeting with 20 charter members. The formation of the Friends group was to make the community more aware of library activities and ways in which clubs could help. [1]
    • 1949 - First Project: Raise money for projector.
    • 1949 - Clubs: Daughters of the American Revolution chapter was encouraged to prepare records and a card index on historical holdings of the library. In return, new attempts were made to supply the books, films, and other materials that would be useful to civic and women's clubs. [2]

    Gallery

    Business Letterheads

    Business Photos

    Newspaper articles

    Newspaper full-text articles

    Newspaper ads

    Newspaper citations with no attached images

    References

    1. History of the Wayne County Public Library: a research paper submitted to the Kent State University Library School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Library Science, by Joyce A. McKnight. June, 1970, p. 40.
    2. History of the Wayne County Public Library: a research paper submitted to the Kent State University Library School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Library Science, by Joyce A. McKnight. June, 1970, p. 40.

    What Links Here