Washington County Free Library (1905 - 1906)
with the organization and maintenance of the room, could be conceived, than a reopening in her name. The Reading Boom at Boonsboro has been most successfully conducted by the association interested in it. Sufficient money has been raised by popular subscription and by gifts from interested friends, notably, Mr. Alfred T. Atwood, of Moravia, New York, who gave the association $75.00.
Six hundred and twenty-seven volumes were sent to this reading room during the year which circulated 2,499 times. Besides this use of books from the central library, the collection belonging to the reading room circulated 610 times. Several visits to the reading room have been made by Miss Chrissinger, who has been able to be of service by showing the librarian in charge how to mend books, and other items of library economy.
Quite recently a deposit station has been established at the Post Office, and the report comes to us that it is proving popular with the men. The Sunday School work has been continued; all the cases which we had last year having been constantly in use, while three new ones have been added, making now fifteen Sunday Schools at as many different points in the county.
A second year's test of the book wagon has demonstrated the fact that as yet, no better way of reaching the remoter portions of the County could be devised. Sixteen routes through various parts of the country have been laid out, and forty trips have been made by the wagon over these routes during the year, so that each section has been visited very nearly three times, or, in other words, the wagon has covered the ground about every four months. Once in three months would have been a more desirable average, but the expense has been a consideration, and also the fact that it has been impossi
Washington County Free Library
Washington County Free Library at Hagerstown, Maryland. Third annual report for the year ending October First, Nineteen Hundred and Six
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Boonsboro Free Library - History; Boonsboro (Md.) - History
Boonsboro, Md, 1900-2008