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Library day in Hancock

The store in Hancock. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The library in Hancock was in a store, where the books are stored with the canned goods and bottles. The sign says ... ry Day Wednesday, 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM. The Librarian behind the heater is filling in cards.

The 1912 Annual Report of the Washington County Free Library reports:

At Hancock, there have been two deposit stations for a number of years, but this year it has been possible to inaugurate for this village a more efficient system of service. Dr. J. A. West has generously given sufficient space in his centrally located drug store for a book case with glass doors, chair and desk. The case is filled with an attractive collection of books of all classes. Wednesday has been advertised as Library Day in the Hancock Star and in the Schools, and Miss Barkdoll from the Central Library takes the morning train each week spending the day in Hancock, circulating the books, taking requests for others, conferring with the teachers, in effect giving the people a village library with a trained librarian, open one day in the week.



Washington County Free Library

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Washington County Free Library

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13 x 18 cms

Washington County, Maryland

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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