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  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 7
    Image       Photo of Children's room at the Library as it looked from 1952-1963.
    Image     Photo of Children's room at the Library as it looked from 1952-1963.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 4
    Image       Photo of Children's Room in Library as it looked from 1952-1963.
    Image     Photo of Children's Room in Library as it looked from 1952-1963.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 3
    Image       Photo of the Children's Room of the Library as it looked from 1952-1963.
    Image     Photo of the Children's Room of the Library as it looked from 1952-1963.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 55
    Image       Photo Jim Pollack, staff member, at crowded Circulation Desk, Wilmette Public Library.
    Image     Photo Jim Pollack, staff member, at crowded Circulation Desk, Wilmette Public Library.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 46
    Image       Charging Desk 1952-1968, Wilmette Public Library
    Image     Charging Desk 1952-1968, Wilmette Public Library
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 32
    Image       Photo of Rita Butler doing the story hour at Wilmette Public Library about 1967.
    Image     Photo of Rita Butler doing the story hour at Wilmette Public Library about 1967.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 10
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  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 10
    Image       Photo of Children's Room addition to the Library 1963.
    Image     Photo of Children's Room addition to the Library 1963.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 1
    Image       Photo of Children's Room as it looked from 1952-1963. Children unidentified.
    Image     Photo of Children's Room as it looked from 1952-1963. Children unidentified.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 41
    Image       Lobby and main stack room
    Image     Lobby and main stack room
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 40
    Image       Future mezzanine stackroom. New contemporary art gallery.
    Image     Future mezzanine stackroom. New contemporary art gallery.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 37
    Image       Browsing Corner in Lobby of Wilmette Public Library 1952-1968.
    Image     Browsing Corner in Lobby of Wilmette Public Library 1952-1968.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 34
    Image       Adult Quiet Room at Wilmette Public Library as it looked between 1952 and 1968.
    Image     Adult Quiet Room at Wilmette Public Library as it looked between 1952 and 1968.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 18
    Image       Dr. John Walsh (right) shows Edward Freedman how to operate a book projector for the ill or disabled, while Mrs. Sam Pfeffer who borrowed the machine from the Wilmette Public Library looks on.
    Image     Dr. John Walsh (right) shows Edward Freedman how to operate a book projector for the ill or disabled, while Mrs. Sam Pfeffer who borrowed the machine from the Wilmette Public ...
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 13
    Image       Photo of Library after 1963.
    Image     Photo of Library after 1963.
  • Library-1960-1969-Photo 8
    Image       Photo of the Wilmette Public Library Children's Room as it looked from 1952-1963
    Image     Photo of the Wilmette Public Library Children's Room as it looked from 1952-1963
  • Letter from Alexander J. Howell to Andrew Carnegie, 9 April 1903
    Text       Andrew Carnegie Esq. New York City My Dear Sir Noticing in late issue of the "Local News" Wilmette, Illinois, of your kind offer to the village for library. Allow me to offer a site one block from railroad depot. If agreeable I will deed same to you. If agreeable I ...
    Text     Andrew Carnegie Esq. New York City My Dear Sir Noticing in late issue of the "Local News" Wilmette, Illinois, of your kind offer to the village for library. Allow me ...
  • Letter from F. H. Drury to A. [Alexander] J. Howell, 14 April 1903
    Text       14 Apr 1903 Mr. A. J. Howell, 49 West 89th St., New York City. My dear Mr. Howell: Your letter, addressed to Mr. Andrew Carnegie, under date of April 9th, has been sent to me. We appreciate highly your kindness in offering to donate a library site, and will be ...
    Text     14 Apr 1903 Mr. A. J. Howell, 49 West 89th St., New York City. My dear Mr. Howell: Your letter, addressed to Mr. Andrew Carnegie, under date of April 9th, ...
  • Letter from Alexander J. Howell to F. H. Drury, 23 April 1903
    Text       New York April 23rd/ 03 Mr. F. H. Drury Wilmette Cook County Illinois My dear sir In reply to yours of last week, would say the cite [sic] of proposal is on R. R. Ave. [Railroad], starting 100 ft. from Charles St., 30 to 50 ft. on the Ave. by ...
    Text     New York April 23rd/ 03 Mr. F. H. Drury Wilmette Cook County Illinois My dear sir In reply to yours of last week, would say the cite [sic] of proposal ...
  • Letter from N. W. Gates, Wilmette, Illinois, March 30, 1895, to Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pierson, and their reply April 9, 1896
    Text       Elmwood Library Association secretary, N. W. [ Nellie Warner] Gates, letter to Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pierson inquiring if they would like to renew their membership in a subscription library....
    Text     Elmwood Library Association secretary, N. W. [ Nellie Warner] Gates, letter to Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pierson inquiring if they would like to renew their membership in a subscription ...
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Wilmette Public Library


Photographs and historical records of the Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, Illinois.