Law, Anna E. (Died)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Feb 1934, p. 12
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Death of Anna E. Law Recalls Splendid Service to Community
Founded Reading Circle Which Became Woman's Club; Librarian Many Years
By Mrs. Frank L. Joy

On January 10 [1934] at Springfield, Mo., occurred the death of Miss Anna E. Law, for many years librarian at the Wilmette public library. Miss Law and her sister, Ida, were founders of the Woman's Reading Circle of Wilmette, which was afterwards federated and became the WIlmette Woman's club.
For two or three years the reading circle met weekly at Miss Law's home, filling a much needed want in the life of the women of the village in both a literary and social way.

Interested in children

Miss Law was a member of a large committee known as the Elmwood Library association, which was carried on for several years and afterwards merged into the public library. The Wilmette Free public library was ornganized on April 6, 1901, and was carried on in Jones hall until the donated Carnegie library building was completed and occupied in 1904. Anna Law was appointed librarian and continued to fill that office until her resignation on February 25, 1920, a period of ninteen years of faithful service. Miss Law loved children and some of her specially prepared programs were for them. On one particular occasion, a Bird day, she prepard hundreds of pictures mounted on cardboard with appropriate description.
Miss Law was a well read woman, possessing a fine private library. She advanced with the growth of the library and filled well her place. Her leaving Wilmette was a distinct loss both to the library and to her many friends. She possessed a genial disposition, was courteous and faithful.
Fourteen years ago Miss Law left Wilmette, but many friends have kept in touch with her as she unselfishly cared for her sister, Ida, and her brother, Frank, as they passed on. She is survived by one brother, Albert Law of Laurens, Mont., and by several nieces and nephews.

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1 Feb 1934
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10 Jan 1934
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Law, Anna E. (Died)