Smith, Mariam / The history of Omro
Preview of history of Omro library from Ethel Bishop's clippins, p. 332
332. PREVIEW OF HISTORY OF OMRO LIBRARY., From Ethel Bishop? s clippings .<.o U ) A year after Mrs. ieMrh closed a library in a room of her home in 1938, a library meeting was held in a room of Stearns Drug Store for the election of officers, the meeting was called by Miss Elizabeth King. Miss King was elected President of the board and Mrs. Elizabeth Moran Secretary and Treasurer. A room in the Drug Store was to be our library. Books available were moved to the room in 1939. The library was supported by the Village of Omro, Omro Business Men, Township of Omro, Study Club, Garden Club, Omro Homemakers, American Legion Auxiliary, W.R.C. and others. Several young ladies were librarians. In 1956, Stearns needed the room to expand, and the former jail in 1958 was remodeled for a library, and housed 4,000 books and served in that capacity until June 23, 1965. The city of Omro purchased the former theatre and remodeled the interior for a new City Hall and Carter Memorial Library. Open house was held on Friday evening June 10, 1966. The new library board was appointed and iLirs. Inex Mundinger as president. On June 22, 1966, the Carter Memorial Library was openf or service in the new quarters. Library hours: Mon, Wed and Sat afternoons 1 to 5. Friday evening 7 to 9. Closed on holidays. The Extension Library of Oshkosh supplies new books each month for young and adults also many magazines. A loan service of books to patrons through a teletype communications with public libZ'aries in 5 major cities, and state reference loan service in Madison. Mirs. Moran reports at least 5,000 books of all catagories, and infor- mation are here. A report on books loaned from Carter Memorial Library are from 300 to 500 a month. A monthly bulletin board is kept with dis- plays. Mrs. E. Moran has been the librarian for 14 years.
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