December 1909 Plain Dealer Article
From the Library (1909)
It has been several months since the public has been troubled with anything from the library, but it has occurred to the librarian to ask the Chatsworth people, while planning Christmas gifts, to remember the library--not the board, nor librarian, but the book shelves or the funds. New books are always needed here. Some cards have been sold as Christmas gifts. Would that many more would follow the example. Could our people only see the eagerness with which the boys and girls look for new books, I'm sure many of the well-to-do people would consider a generous gift for books a good investment. When you buy a book for the library you buy not only for your own boy or girl but for many more in town. The same is true of any publications for the library. It is emphatically a public benefit, for every cent received is very pinchingly (?) expended. Rent, $75.00 and librarian's salary $52.00 per year are running expenses. Beyond this all funds are used for the purchase of books. Could not ask for a book for myself but am simply asking the public to present itself with many--one from each family would be joyfully received by the readers.
Miss Haskell, Librarian
Beneath this article is another: Chatsworth Markets
Fund raising seems to have been a part of the library for many years...residents of the community have seen the library grow and have generously contributed through the years with out ever raising taxes. Once again we have the opportunity to put a "shining star" in our town. Let us work together to accomplish this!!!
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