Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Library Progress Encouraging

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Library Progress Encouraging

Article excerpt

Wow! Time surely does fly. I just took a look at the first article I wrote for Shavings, and the Halloween candy was in the stores. Today is Palm Sunday, so by the time you read this, the Easter candy will be long gone, and you'll be packing to come to the annual meeting!

Progress at the library has been slower than I, an eternal optimist, had hoped, but it has been steady and very encouraging.

The articles yielded two "regular" volunteers who show up on a weekly basis, plus two more new folks who came out for the work-blitz day. That workday was a great success, and the weather cooperated to the extent that the 120-car pile-up on 1-95 occurred two days earlier, not on that Saturday! We had a total of eleven people: Chuck and Elizabeth Bennett, JB and Jo Cox, Toby Hall, Bill and Judy McMillen, Don Moss, Dan Reibel, Betsy Smith (the Spruance Head Librarian) and yours truly.

We spent the day checking Cooke books, by shelf, against the printouts we have, and assigning subjects to those books. In one day we were able to process about 30-40% of the books. Since that time Dan and Don have returned and completed this important task. …

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