Wooster Library Association

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Name
  • Wooster Library Association
Brands
  • Education
Services
  • Public Library
Facts
Founded
  • February1857
    Wooster,Ohio
Dissolved
  • March 10,1897
Key Persons
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  • Schoolhouse No. 1
    • Buckeye, Wooster, Ohio Events held at Schoolhouse No. 1 located on the West side of Buckeye street between South and Henry streets

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Schoolhouse No. 1, date unknown

The exact date of the founding of the first Wooster library is unknown. Prior to 1857, some type of library association was in existence although the records do not provide information on its location or members. Minnie Kauke had also organized a second library, renting books to those who were interested.

Wooster citizens met at the school house of Subdistrict One on March 7, 1857 and formally organized the Wooster Library Association. They chose a board of directors: four individuals who were already serving as directors of the old organization. The association housed its collection of history and reference books in the law offices of M. Bonewitz - Law Office on Liberty Street not far from Walnut.

The Wooster Library Association was organized to provide book free to the citizens. Materials were housed in a room that was part of M. Bonewitz law office opposite Eagle House [1]

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The exact date of the founding of the first Wooster library is unknown. Prior to 1857, some type of library association was in existence although the records do not provide information on its location or members. Minnie Kauke had also organized a second library, renting books to those who were interested.

Wooster citizens met at the school house of Subdistrict One on March 7, 1857 and formally organized the Wooster Library Association. They chose a board of directors: four individuals who were already serving as directors of the old organization. The association housed its collection of history and reference books in the law offices of M. Bonewitz - Law Office on Liberty Street not far from Walnut.

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  • 1856 - February, Chartered
  • 1857 - March 7, Members meet at the school house of subdistrict one to become a corporation and select a board of directors.

Board of Directors, 1857

Officers, 1859

Directors, 1859

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References

  1. History of the Wayne county Public Library by Joyce A. McKnight. June 1970.
  2. History of the Wayne county Public Library by Joyce A. McKnight. June 1970. pg. 6.
  3. Wayne County Democrat 1857-11-26, p. 2

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