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Washington County Free Library (1904 - 1905)


Washington County Free Library Annual Report 1904-1905 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



COUNTY EXTENSION.

The deposit stations in the County now number sixty six, eight of which have been added this year. The use of books at these stations has increased in nearly every instance. In 1904 we issued 8,528 books to the County through these stations with a circulation of 15,788. This year we have distributed 14,962 volumes in this way, with a circulation of 20,917, resulting in an increase of 5,129. Another encouraging feature of the County work has been the continued interest the people of Boonsboro have shown in the Boonsboro Reading Room, and the establishment and successful operation of a second permanent reading room at Williamsport.

Six hundred and ninety eight books were sent to Boonsboro during the year and this number, added to the nucleus belonging to Boonsboro circulated 2186 times.

The number of visitors to the reading room for the year was 7,339. Mr. H. S. Bomberger to whose efforts the existence of the reading room is largely due, writes that they have seven daily and five weekly publications on file at the room, and that in soliciting funds for its maintenance for the coming year it was found that there was a strong sentiment in its favor in the community. Contributions for its support were received from some most unexpected sources.


The Williamsport Reading Room opened in December in a room next door to Hurd's Drug Store...




ID:
wcbl050

Creator:
Washington County Free Library

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

Date:
1905

Collection Location:
WCFL

Original Size:
23 x 14 cms

Contributor:
Printer - The Press of the Hagerstown Morning Herald

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

Coverage:
Boonsboro, Md, 1900-2008

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

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