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HOW CHAUTAUQUA CIRCLES HAVE PROMOTED In 1895 our woman's club was organized under the PUBLIC LIBRARIES.- Continued.)
name of the Magazine Club, the object being mutual
help and improvement. For a while this met our valued it, and allowed the library one-half the sum
demands; but soon a longing for something higher and from the state, at the same time giving valuable sug- better took possession of us. We felt that the true gestions about organizing. Following this, trustees end of club life was not a selfish one, but to help were elected, a constitution adopted, and a librarian others. With this longing came the thought of estabwas engaged to catalogue the books. In October, lishing a public library, and though the realization of 1899, the “Free Library and Reading-Room ” was
the thought seemed a far-away dream, we began to opened to the public. The library is opened three devise ways and means to make it a reality. An article times a week for loaning books, and on Sunday after- in the Ladies' Home Journal on the subject was read noons and evenings for a reading room, the women
at one of our meetings, creating an enthusiasm that giving their services.
has not since abated. At the last election in March two hundred dollars
Our first effort to bring the matter before the public were given by the town. At present the library has was a book reception. This was held in our club rooms; 784 books, eight periodicals, and orders for new books
an appropriate literary program was rendered, and light at the publishers, and money in the treasury.
refreshments were served. Each guest was requested ADA S. RICHARDSON,
to bring a book for the library; and when we found President of the Hawthorne C. L. S. C.
that more than one hundred volumes had been contribCANTON, PENNSYLVANIA.
uted, we were much encouraged to go forward with the
work. From that day our library has been no idle The public library of Canton was opened to the public dream, but a reality that has been of great benefit to on New Year's day, 1900, with about one thousand our community. volumes. When subscriptions were asked for, the We have found other ways of adding to our library Chautauqua circle decided that they would like to do fund. We have had entertainments both by home and something for the library. So a committee was foreign talent. Then by subscription and donation the appointed to see the members, and they succeeded in fund has been increased. Some of our great-hearted raising fifty dollars. This year they made up their citizens, appreciating our efforts in the work, have minds that a circle of twenty members ought to pay voluntarily contributed to its support. By these simple ton dollars to help support the library. And this is means," here a little and there a little," our library only the second year of the venture. The books are has increased to more than five hundred volumes. kept in the borough building. We have a cozy room We use the rooms formerly occupied by the Y. M. C. right in the center of the town, and this room is open A., having no building of our own. This building, to the public each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon which is well-lighted and comfortable, is rented by the and evening. The idea of the library and the efforts club and is a favorite resort for the book-loving people put forth are due very largely to Rev. W. D. Crockett, of our town. pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Last New Year's The library is entirely under the supervision of the when the library was just a year old, a reception was held, Woman's Club. A committee with the first vice-presiand each brought a book or money enough to buy one. dent as chairman is appointed to look after its interests. The clipping which accompanied the above examine books presented, and to see that the library is
It is the duty of this committee to buy all books, report by Mrs. C. E. Black, secretary of the kept open regularly. These women have the library Alpha Kappa C. L. S. C., shows that the interests at heart, and to them is due much of its sucNew Year's reception resulted in the addi- cess. We are not yet able to employ a regular
librarian, but the members of the club voluntarily give tion of five hundred books. The library
their services, keeping it open from four to eight now about to publish a new catalogue, and o'clock every Saturday. has set its mark at five hundred more books We are in communication with Mr. Carnegie concernbefore the end of the year.
ing a contribution for our library, and if we can create
sufficient interest in the town, we hope soon to have CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE.
our library on a permanent foundation, with a building
all our own. Although the library of Cleveland, Ten
While our library is small, we feel that our work has nessee, was not organized by Chautauqua not been in vain. The interest in reading the books is students, yet as the woman's club which is very great. Many who have not access to good literaresponsible for it has recently become a their reach the best literature, and stimulates them to
ture are our constant visitors. It has placed within Chautauqua reading circle, it is fitting that read only the best.
RUTH AIKEN. this most stimulating report should find a
LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. place in our Round Table. Miss Aiken spent last summer at Chautauqua, and as she says, Montana, was organized in 1892 for the study
The Yellowstone Club, one of the oldest in “ came home such an enthusiastic Chautauquan that I acted as organizer of the work of the Chautauqua Course in Sociology. This here. We are thoroughly delighted with course was one of the Chautauqua series of the course, and find it very beneficial.”
“Read Lectures," and was prepared by ProWe are glad to give you a short history of our library fessor Small of the University of Chicago. movement, in the hope that it may inspire other smai The following year the club entered the communities to “ go and do likewise," helieving that regular C. L. S. C. course, and carried on its nothing is impossible to him who hopes and perseveres. work under Chautauqua auspices until 1899. Lord Shaftesbury said, Let no man despair in a good
Let him persevere, persevere, persevere, and The following interesting account of its God will raise him up friends and helpers."
public-spirited work for Livingston comes to
us through the press too late to secure a members will be donated as librarian until the city gove personal report from the club itself, which, ernment comes to the aid of the club and shares the however, we shall hope to have later. The burdens of the library project with the enterprising
women of the city. clipping is taken from the Butte News :
Livingston is in that stage of its growth when its Recently the ladies who compose the membership of population is hardly large enough to support a free the club began a new departure in the work they have public library and to maintain a librarian upon a salary, in hand. They decided that the city of Livingston so the efforts of the club women will be greatly appreneeded a public library, and it was determined to sup- ciated. There are a great many men in the city who ply this need by a well-directed effort of the club are employed in the shops of the Northern Pacific Railorganization. Accordingly the members contributed way, and this portion of the population generally what books they could spare from their private libraries, patronizes a library constantly, anà will find in the and then made a complete canvass of the city, soliciting efforts of the club women of the city a great deal of books for the library from every citizen who had a col- encouragement in the work of improvement which lection of books. In this way they were able to com- many of them have undertaken. A portion of the city plete a good-sized list of interesting books for the hall has been fitted up for a library, and the rooms will library, and will provide the collection of books with be nicely furnished and will be a pleasant place for suitable quarters, and the services of one of the club studious young people to spend their leisure time.
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