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Snoqualmie Branch Library has crowd present for opening day
More than 40 persons were present Saturday
afternoon for an open house which marked the first
day's operation of the Snoqualmie branch of the King
County Public Library. Housed in attractive quarters in the
town hall, the library opened with Miss Ella McDowell,
county librarian; Miss Georgia Sealoff, her first assistant,
and Miss Sara Dickinson, children's librarian for the
county, in attendance. Mrs. Mark Nein, Snoqualmie
librarian, and the visiting librarians from county headquarters
were busy issuing books and taking registrations during
Tea was served under auspices of the Snoqualmie Commercial Club with Mrs. R.E. Nye presiding at
the attractively appointed tea table. She was assisted by
Mrs. F.N. McCowan and Mrs. Dale Krebs. Attractive
floral decorations provided by Mrs. Nye and Mrs.
McCowan decorated counters and tables.
Books Displays Are of Interest
Some 1,600 books were to be found on new
shelves installed by the Commercial Club. Widely varied in
nature, the volumes had been carefully selected to
provide subjects of interest to all age groups.
Numerous interesting displays had also been arranged by the
Donald Davenport, eighth-grade student, was the first to register for library service. A baseball fan,
he selected "World Series" by John R. Tunis as his
first book. Duane Davis, high school student, came
second. Duane made a complete survey of the library,
recognizing many of his old favorites on the shelves. He
selected "Touchdown" by Rowell, "Scudda-Hoo!"
Scudda-Hay" by Chamberlain, and a mystery, "The Blackbirder,"
by Hughes, for his dad.
Mrs. William E. Shinner brought her two little
girls, Katherine and Bobby Lou. Just learning to read, the
girls selected attractive picture books which they will
find interesting and easily read.
Visitors from Fall City, Carnation and
Snoqualmie Falls were present to view the new library and to
extend well wishes for success of the Snoqualmie branch.
Frank Hackney, Snoqualmie photographer and
president of the Commercial Club, was present to take
pictures of the opening.
The new library is open on Saturdays from 1 to
6 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.