Thursday, December 29, 2011

100 Yrs Ago- in Library History

Dec 28, 1911 Reedsburg Free Press

New Library Dedication

Reedsburg's New Library will be opened New Year's Day

Reception in the Afternoon and Program in the Evening

Reedsburg's new public library is completed and will be formally opened to the public next Monday. The library board will keep open house all afternoon and every body both from the city and the town of Reedsburg is invited and will be made welcome.

The ground for the site was donated by Mrs. Geo. T. Morse and ten thousand dollars were secured from the Carnegie library fund, the city has been generous with its appropriation and Reedsburg now possesses one of the finest library buildings for the money in the state. The building was erected by the Home Lumber and Construction company and the interior decoration by C.N. Rebety.

The following is the dedication program to be held at the library in the evening.

Invocation-Rev. Wilson

Music- Miss Edna Perry

Presentation by Building Committee- J.A. Stone

Acceptance for Library Board- Pres. J.H. Hosler

Acceptance for City- Mayor Henry Sorge

Music- Mrs. Chandler

Relation Library to School- Prof. A.B. Olson

Women and the Library- Mrs. R. P. Perry

Our German Section- Wm. Riggert

Library Commission- Matthew Dudgeon, Miss Lottie Stearns


Benediction- Rev. Clifford.

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