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Culver Citizen - February 3, 1916

Library Has A Good Year

Library Has A Good Year

Librarian Zola Moss presents the following report oft the condition and work of the Culver-Union Township library's first year:

Volumes in library............1281

Added by purchase ............62

Added by gift.................561

Volumes withdrawn.............15

Juvenile books................316

Periodicals ..................24

Total circulation ............4885

(adult, classed, 152; fiction,: 2112. Juvenile, classed 575 ; fiction, 2046.)

Total No. borrowers...........433

(rural borrowers, 117.)

Considering the fact that the li brary has been in its new building only a month, and in existence only a year, the foregoing report is very encouraging! The number of books taken out during January was three times greater than in any of the preceding months. The interest shown by the people of the township is gratifying, and it Is expect-ed that the 117 patrons will be at least doublehat number during the coming year. The juvenile shelves with over 800 volumes indi-cate that the library board appreciates the fact that the inculcation of a taste for reading among the children is an important work. The percentage of solid reading taken out by the children (23 as against 7 taken out by adults) shows that the young people are supplementing their school work with useful literature. The number of volumes in the juvenile department should be increased to 500 as soon as possible.

Culver Citizen - February 17, 1916

Gifts To The Library

Three Notable Donations of Books by Miss Robinson, Mrs. Marmon and Willard Zechiel
Gifts To The Library

The public libray has been gen-erouply and helpfully remembered during the past week by its friends. On Monday came 11 volumes of ju-venile literature (just what the library most needs at this time) from Mary Y. Robinson of Indianapolis, accompanied by the friendly message : "A valentine for the children." These books are the best kind of a valentine and Miss Robinson may feel assured that the children and the library board appreciate her thoughtfulness. The titles and authors are as follows:

Puss in Boots.

King of the Golden River, John Ruskin.

The Story of Days, Annie Fellows Johnston.

The Little Colonel, same author.

The Boy's Browning, Robert Browning.

The Story of Red Feather, Edw. S. Ellis.

Pocahontas, a Princess of the Woods. same author.

Rab and His Friends, John Brown.

A Christmas Carol, Dickens.

Black Beauty, Adna Sewell

Treasure Island, Stevenson.

The library is again indebted to Mrs. Elizabeth Marmon for an important acquisition, this time a large collection of bound music and the standard five-volume set of Grove's Musical Dictionary. The music, except for ten or twelve volumes of popular but well-chosen violin, voice and piano pieces, is in the well-known superior Schirmer 'green cloth and gold' edition. Of these there are twelve j volumes of piano classics, twelve vocal, including an Anothology of Sacred Solos for every voice, fifteen complete operatic scores (piano and voice), four volumes for violin and piano, and four-hand arrangements of most of the Symphonies of Beethoven Brahms, Tschaikowski, Haydn, Schumann and Mozart. This collection of music is most extraordinary for any general library, and it is hoped that the community will show its appreciation of the gift by much reference to the works. The tangible presence of so much that is best in the literature of music is an advantage to the student and lover of the arts which it would be difficult to over-esteem.

Through Willard Zechiel's good offices comes a valuable set of the Year Books of the Department of Agriculture from 1908 to 1914 inclusive. These volumes contain the reports of the investigations of government agents, commissions and special investigators in every field of agriculture and farm, orchard and ranch management.

Culver Citizen - May 8, 1916

The Public Library

The Public Library

The public library is not a place primarily for amusement purposes. A plentitude of light reading is to be had, of course, but the proportion of LaPorteans who depend on the library for amusement is relatively small compared with the throng that hies to the moving picture and other emporiums.

The public library is a place for mental recreation, for study, and gives splendid opportunity to tap the well of knowledge that everyone in a republic should seek to find.

Comparatively few of our boys and girls go above the grammar grades in school. The only place where they have the opportunity to continue an acquaintance with the learning of the world-outside of the equipment possessed in homes and the columns of the press-is by getting the public library habit.

Here everyone is on equal terms. Even the school boy or girl who supplements book knowledge with library knowledge will have a distinct advantage over those who don't, just like the man who doesn't forget that the library exists will be a better informed man than the fellow who is afraid of a bit of mental exertion.

The library is a repository of information. It is kept up to date and efficient for your benefit. Don't let opportunity rap in vain.- La-Porte Herald.

Culver Citizen - August 24, 1916

New Library Books

New Library Books

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Marmon has made the following contribution of books to the public library:

Dark Forest, by Hugh Walpole. A story of the Red Cross in Russia.

The Profit Family, by Benjamin Vallotton. A story of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tippecanoe, by Samuel McCoy. A true chronicle of certain passages between David Larrence and Antoinette O'Bannon of the battle of Tippecanoe, in the Indiana wilderness, and of what befell thereafter in Old Corydon and now first set forth.

Bellamy, and The Family, by Elinor Mordaunt. Two good English stories.

Mrs. Thompson, by W. B. Maxwell, A novel.

Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park, by James Willard Shultz.

A Diplomat's Wife in Mexico, by Edith O'Shaughnessy. Letters from the Americars embassy at Mexico City, covering the dramatic period between October 8, 1913, and the breaking off of diplomatic relations April 28, 1914, together with an account of the occupation of Vera Cruz.

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