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The library, observed a writer in the Evening Star, was of "great benefit to the young men of the city. Turner, board member, felt that a public library had become a necessity. Northrup, said he also had thought of the matter.
Owing to lack of funds, they could think of no means of procuring library services. Gray's daughter married Willard Breidenthal, and Dr. The books formerly controlled by the Wyandotte Library Association and later part of the Public School Library were brought to the office. A total of books, mostly educational and scientific, formed the nucleus of the library in the Board-room building. A fee of 25 cents was charged for summer use.
Interest in a free library grew. The board, under the leadership of President Thomas W. Heatley, appointed a library Committee in February,to do something about books for young people.
The committee presented a list of rules and regulations: The title, property, government and control to be with the board. The Board of Managers to consist of nine persons.
The superintendent to be a member, ex-officio. The board to elect four members, the several permanent library societies to elect three, and the Board of Trade, one. Term to be one year. To be supported by donations and the sale of library tickets at one dollar per year. Board of Managers to report to the Board of Education on rules. The managers to elect the librarian.
Two-thirds of library money to be spent on works of history, biography, science, travels, essays and poetry. One-third to be spent for fiction, reviews, magazines and newspapers. To be located in the Board of Education rooms. In January,a delegation went to Topeka to talk to local legislators about a bill for school relief and library maintenance. The high school presented an entertainment in April,to raise money for the library. The Board of Trade gave 25 valuable books to the library.
The board confirmed the names of Mrs. Slusser for members of the Board of Managers of the Public Library. The Federation of Literary Clubs had appointed them. John Cruse represented the Board of Trade.
Other attempts to establish a public library had failed. The library, so recently established, had to move, and the two west rooms of the Board's office building property deeded to the BOE by Dr.
Gray made into one classroom for high school use. The library, crowded out of its room at the high school annex, moved to the second floor of the Court Block on Minnesota Avenue near Seventh Street.
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The Federation of Clubs took over the management in November. The Board of Managers appointed Miss E. The Board of Managers invited the public to visit on February 13 the library managed by the Federation of Clubs. The Riverview Mandolin Club entertained callers at the library rooms. New books placed on the shelves were designated by the borrowers as heavy reading. Leading citizens sponsored parties and entertainments for the library. On July 23,Mr. Winfield Freeman gave a "balcony" social as a benefit for the library fund at their home at Sixth and Freeman.
One invited guest said he had no idea what a "balcony" social was -- maybe it was an affair "where the boys could kiss the girls only in the shade of the vines on the balcony. The board decided in March,that the library should be incorporated as a separate body in order to get certain monies under the state law.
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The board turned over books, papers, etc. The association leased the second floor of the Wyandotte State formerly National Bank at Fifth and Minnesota, with an option on the third floor, if needed. Five years before, the Federation of Clubs planned a library, a small one in the Board of Education rooms.Meet the Past: Edgar Snow - October 20, 2010
In there were volumes in the five rooms of the old Northrup Bank Building. Members numbered and high school students had free tickets. Members of the Board of Directors were: Wells; Arthur probably Alfred Weston; J. The bonds passed by votes out of The majority favored a location north of Ohio. The first thought of the people had been to build the new high school on Huron Place where Central had stood so long.
The city went to court and obtained an injunction restraining the board from using Seminary Place. The city claimed that Huron Place had been dedicated by the old Town Company for park purposes only, and that the Board of Education had no right there.
The court granted the injunction. When the case was taken to the Supreme Court, the lower court's decision was reversed.
Seminary, declared the Supreme Court, meant "school. The court ordered the city to ascertain Seminary Place boundaries and to give title.
By the time the matter was settled, the board had chosen a site at Ninth and Minnesota. The Library Association, after a good start in rooms at Fifth and Minnesota, made a financial report on December 5.
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It was unable to meet expenses and asked the board to accept the responsibility once again for the operation of the library.
This the board promised to do as soon as a committee was appointed to take inventory of the books. Mary Farrow was hired by the board to serve another year as librarian.
The board was relieved of responsibility for the library when in January,the club women of the city assumed responsibility. On the Library Board were: Lillian Walker Hale, Mary M. Cruise CruseSarah A.
Richart, Morrell Wells, W. Rooms above what was later the People's National Bank were rented. Mary Farrow succeeded her for a few months.
Negotiable based on experience. Competitive benefits IMRF, health, dental, sick leave and vacation time offered. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, current resume and three professional references to Amanda Hausman MVLD Trustee and Search Committee Chair by emailing mvldcommittee gmail.
Please submit resumes by Friday, January 4th, Any resumes received after this date may not be reviewed. Reporting to the Director of Library Collections, the Librarian duties include selecting appropriate materials and electronic resources for the Library branches, staff, and administration based on knowledge of the patron base and the Library system as well as individual branches; collecting and analyzing data; preparing reports and presentations; participating in collection assessment, de-selection, and distribution; and communicating openly and professionally about department activities.
Qualifications include knowledge of and ability to apply collection development principles and techniques; ability to effectively plan and organize work; familiarity with electronic methods and resources to analyze collections; effective oral and written communication skills; and ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Minimum qualifications include a Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and two to three years of professional experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Position open until filled. Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.
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