Gadsden Public Library: 100 Years of Service

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Gadsden Public Library is a monument to the initiative, creativity, and vision of those who dreamed of an evolving, comprehensive library to serve all citizens. Eight foreseeing directors have diligently continued this original mission. Since 1906, Gadsden Public Library has housed a variety of displays and sponsored countless programs featuring authors, speakers, reading initiatives, book clubs, and story times. With dedicated library staff members, supportive community leaders, and enthusiastic citizens, Gadsden Public Library has an established tradition of encouraging lifelong learning. From the installation of a telephone in 1913, to wireless access in 2006, Gadsden Public Library has changed to meet the technological needs of its staff and community. What will never change is the library's importance to the city and the joy of reading that is central to its mission. Through a collection of photographs, this book provides a nostalgic look at 100 years of developing library service and the people who shaped it.
ISBN: 9780738553856
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Library History Committee selected images from the library's extensive photographic archives to compile this inspiring, pictorial narrative commemorating Gadsden Public Library's centennial. Many of the library's photographs were from the collection of local photographer Bob Scarboro. The library is indebted to Scarboro for his devotion to preserving history for the enrichment of future generations.
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