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    • The Library Beacon January - June, 1935.

    • 1935-01 - 1935-06
    • (This issue was made possible by donation.) Page 1, "Why A Clippings Collection In The Public Library?" New or rare information was collected to answer inquires form customers. All four reference departments provide clipping files which could be...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • Concordia Society Cash Book (1915), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1915 - 1924
    • This volume contains cash report of spending by the Concordia Society of the Swedish Hospital from 1915-1924. The Concordia Society was a benevolent women's society organized October 17, 1901, at the Swedish Hospital of Minneapolis. The Concordia...
    • Hennepin Medical History Center
    • The Library Beacon July - December, 1936

    • 1936-01 - 1936-06
    • "The Business Man And The Public Library," For the businessman the library should be considered the ultimate resource, especially in difficult economic times. Trained librarians could assist with searching various print resources from government...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

    • 1881 - 1885
    • Black and white albumen print of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. The image shows the front exterior of the building with the church's congregation gathered there. Written on the backside side of the image is "The first St....
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Bar scene, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • Black and white albumen print showing the interior of a bar in Belle Plaine. Seen are a long bar with five stools and two wooden tables with display cases. The cases are filled with various cigars for sale. Written on the backside of the image...
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

    • 1885
    • Black and white albumen print showing the interior of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Seen are the apse, side alters, and a few pews. The main alter was carved by Hirshers of Shakopee and installed in the church in 1885. The...
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Haug School, Madelia, Minnesota

    • 1895
    • Exterior view of the Haug School District 29 with school children and teacher by the front door.
    • Watonwan County Historical Center
    • Flanders Hotel, Madelia, Minnesota

    • 1896
    • Exterior view of the local Madelia hotel. Famous for the detainment of the Younger Brothers outlaws after their capture in 1876.
    • Watonwan County Historical Center
    • The Library Beacon April, 1931

    • 1931-04
    • Page 1. "A Day's Circulation At The Central Library," A black and white photograph shows the returned material waiting to processed and shelved. "Library Events In 1930." Two new branches opened. Book Gift Drive brought in more than 20,000 books...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon February, 1932

    • 1932-02
    • Page 1. "A George Washington Year," A black and white portrait of George Washington is on the cover. Celebrated was the two hundredth anniversary of Washington's birth. Page 2. "Portraits Of George Washington," The Fine Arts Room owned copies of...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon December, 1932

    • 1932-12
    • Page 1. "Arlington Branch Library," A photograph of the Arlington Branch Library is on the cover of the Beacon. Arlington celebrated dual anniversaries; the fifteenth year of its opening and the fiftieth of the Saint Paul Public Library. Page 2. "...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon April, 1930

    • 1930-04
    • Page 1. "Book Drive Number," A black and white photograph on the cover, shows two employees mending library materials. Centered in the photograph is a book press. Announced was a campaign asking people of St. Paul to give 100,000 books to the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon July - December, 1935

    • 1935-07 - 1935-12
    • Page 1. "Books People Want To Read," The editor provided a brief list of the most popular titles. "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by Lawrence of Arabia ranked highest. "Life With Father" by Clarence Day provided the much needed humor people sought for....
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon February, 1931

    • 1931-02
    • Page 1. "Bringing Books to Everybody," At this point there were five branch libraries in service. To serve people at other locations neighborhood stations were in operation across the city. These stations were operated one or two days a week. Some...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon September, 1931

    • 1931-09
    • Page 1. "Business Service In The Public Library," The Social Science Room was the destination for people with any type of business question. Care was taken to build strong collection of materials as evidenced by the questions listed. Page 2....
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon December, 1931

    • 1931-12
    • Page 1. "Children's Book Exhibit St. Paul Public Library," The emphasis was on Oriental literature, art and culture. Authentic Japanese lanterns, parasols, Persian shawls, shadow puppets were donated for the exhibit. Girl Scouts dressed in Oriental...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon June, 1929

    • 1929-06
    • Page 1. "Continuing Education," Graduation is just the beginning of learning. For some graduates their formal education may be at an end. Fortunate are those who realize that their education has just begun. The public library existed to help the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon January, 1932

    • 1931-01
    • Page 1. "Events In The History Of Your Library," A black and white photograph of the library as taken from the current location of 4th and Washington Streets. A chronology of key dates in the history of the library,1856 to 1931. Page 2. "St. Paul...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon November, 1930

    • 1930-11
    • Page 1. "Exhibition Room," A black and white photograph shows the room with books displayed for the Children's Book Fair. Girl Scouts dressed in the folk costumes of various nations acted as guides for visitors. Page 2. "The Hamline Branch Opens,"...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon April - June, 1934

    • 1934-04 - 1934 - 06
    • Page 1. "For Summer Readers, A Pleasant Place To Read Or Study," Study goes on in the Reference Room, students find it a cool place to work. When the weather is hot the air is "washed" and cooled before being driven by fans through the entire...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon December, 1930

    • 1930-12
    • Page 1. "Hale Memorial Merriam Park Branch," A black and white photograph shows the new Merriam Park Branch on Marshall Avenue, formally opened on November 20, 1930. Page 2. "Don't Be Bashful!" The spirit of service should be first for every...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon October, 1929

    • 1929-10
    • Page 1. "Hale Memorial Merriam Park Branch," A sketch and description of the library are presented on the first page. Similar in size to the Hamline library it would be different in design. The library would have a collection of about 23,000...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon  February, 1930

    • 1930-02
    • Page 1. "How The Library Helps The School," The article was written by Edith M. Ouellette, Librarian, Washington High School. She described the necessity of supplementing curriculum with materials from the public library. Page 2. "A Big Day,"...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon March, 1932

    • 1931-03
    • Page 1. "In The Public Library," This issue opened with a poem by William Dudley Foulke. "The Public Library," An article by Irving C. Pearce, Commissioner of Education. Mr. Pearce refers to the library as the great teacher. Page 2. "Your Library...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon  April - June, 1933

    • 1933-04 - 1933-06
    • Page 1. "Mending The Library's Books," A black and white photograph shows staff mending books. Some 40,000 books were mended annually. Page 2. "What Price Carelessness?" A request for patrons to treat books with care and all will benefit. "An...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon October, 1932

    • 1932-10
    • Page 1. "Mrs. Helen J. McCaine, Librarian," The black and white photograph is that of Mrs. Helen J. McCaine, Librarian 1882-1913. "Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration," An Open House commemorated the founding of the Saint Paul Public Library. Page 2....
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon October, 1931

    • 1931-10
    • Page 1. "Mrs. Jennie T. Jennings, Librarian," The black and white photograph is that of Mrs. J.T. Jennings, Director of the Library. It was Mrs. Jennings who brought the library through the darkest period of the Great Depression. Page 2. "The New...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon July - December, 1933

    • 1933-07 - 1933-12
    • Page 1. "Our Aim: Books For Every Child In Saint Paul Schools," A black and white photograph shows the School Division hard at work. The area shown in the photograph is now part of the Children's Room. "Selecting Books For Classroom Libraries,"...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon November, 1931

    • 1931-11
    • Page 1. "Riverview Branch Library," A black and white photograph shows the interior of the Riverview library. With a gift from the Carnegie Corporation, Riverview was built in 1917. Page 2. "Riverview Branch Library Activities," The library was the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon November, 1939

    • 1929-11
    • Page 1. "Serving The County," A black and white photograph shows a "book wagon" and children lining up to select books. The book wagon made three trips weekly carrying about 600 books and magazines to schools and stores for men, women and...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon July - December, 1934

    • 1934-07 - 1934-12
    • Page 1. "ST. Paul Citizens Come To The Rescue!" "Donations-- July-December, 1934." (This summary issue is made possible by a donation.) Gifts of materials and money were to numerous to be printed. The library asked for continuance of gifts for...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon October, 1930

    • 1930-10
    • Page 1. "The Catalog Room," A black and white photograph showed a scene that many library patrons knew little about. This very busy room was the Catalog Room. Thousands of catalog cards were produced for catalogs in the Central library and the...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon May, 1930

    • 1930-05
    • Page 1. "The Children's Room," A black and white photograph showed seven children in the Children's Room. The narrator provided a tour and highlights of the room. Page 2. "How The Library Serves The Social Worker," The library provided information...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon January, 1930

    • 1930-01
    • Page 1. "The Library And The Hospital," A black and white photograph depicts two hospital patients reading books. Near them is a book truck and hospital staff. Library service to hospitals was inaugurated in 1921. Service was provided to ten area...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon  March, 1930

    • 1930-03
    • Page 1. "The Library In 1929," This issue was a statistical review of 1929. It was indeed a busy year. Authorization was granted for the Hamline and Merriam Park libraries. The library as a whole circulated 1,527,948 books. Branch Division in...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon May, 1932

    • 1932-05
    • Page 1. "The Library" A poem by Pearl Gertrude Carlson, of what the library means to society. "The Library's Usefulness In Hard Times," The library was a refuge from the storm. In 1931 the library circulated 1,647,468 items. Subjects studied...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon January, 1931

    • 1931-01
    • Page 1. "The New Year," A poem by Horatio Nelson Powers ushers in the new year. A black and white photograph shows Rice Park in winter. The fir tree had a star on it. Page 2. "Librarianship," The editor reflects upon the many skills and types of...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon January - March, 1933

    • 1933-01 - 1933-03
    • Page 1. "The Open Door - Your Opportunity," A sketch showed the main entrance of the library. In 1932 more than one million seven hundred thousand books were borrowed. At the bottom of the page is a plea to "Keep The Library Doors Open," Page 2....
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Library Beacon June 1930

    • 1930-06
    • Page 1. "The Periodical Room," A black and white photograph, taken from the second floor lobby showed a room with many readers. In this room bound magazines where found. Newspapers in 21 languages were available. The end of the room shows an arch...
    • Saint Paul Public Library

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