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Washington County Free Library (1902 - 1903)

Washington County Free Library Annual report 1902 -1903 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information



For want of a better title we dignify by the name of branches the small collections of books placed at various points in the county for the use of the public. Each Branch consists of an assortment of fifty fresh readable books, in a case somewhat after the traveling library order, placed, as a rule, in the general store or postoffice. The books remain either sixty or ninety days in charge of the merchant or postmaster, as the case may be, and are then returned to the central library for an exchange. Twenty-three of these Branches have been established in the voting districts or other villages of the county during the year, 2,777 volumes having been issued to them from the central library, resulting in an aggregate circulation of 6,974 volumes. If so desired, these Branches may also be used as delivery stations, borrowers having the privilege of ordering through them on one day in the week. This service is absolutely without expense to the public. The library not only pays for the cases and the transportation of the Branches to and from the library, but the express or postage on books sent and returned through them as delivery stations.


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Washington County Free Library

Washington County Free Library at Hagerstown, Maryland. First annual report for the year ending October First, Nineteen Hundred and Two


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Printer - The Press of the Hagerstown Morning Herald

Boonsboro Free Library - History; Boonsboro (Md.) - History

Boonsboro, Md, 1900-2008

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

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