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Open air story hour, Smithsburg


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The stone house, used at one point as a jail, was purchased by the Women's Club in 1921 and fitted as a Library. This Smithsburg Community Library is open two days in the week, one day for the school children and the other for the general public. With this branch there is a constant exchange of books from the main library.

(From Anniversary booklet)

From a July 29, 1926 newspaper account, quoting Lillian Barkdoll:

"The library was organized in 1915 as an outcropping of the Smithsburg Booster Club, which has long since failed to boost. Mrs. Bertha Morton appealed to Miss Titcomb for a collection of books, the club to pay for the room and equipment and Mrs. Moron as librarian giving her salary free. This arrangement lasted for a year or so. When interest began to wane and trained services were needed, Miss Titcomb asked me to take over the task of jacking up the interest once more. I must say I was not keen about it. Reviving enthusiasm is usually a difficult task, but this being my home town I buckled to. In circulation of books the Library reached the high pinnacle of almost 11,000 volumes the first year we were in the building."




ID:
wcbm170

Creator:
Unknown

Rights:
Washington County Free Library

Notes:
This photograph was found in a photograph album sent to the library by Mike Averdick of Kentucky. It was also included in the 50th Anniversary booklet.

Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
9 x 14 cms

Subject:
Washington County Free Library; Titcomb, Mary Lemist, 1857-1932; Public libraries

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1920-1930.

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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