Monday, March 5, 2012

A blast from WCCLS' past

Staff at the Cedar Mill Community Library have unearthed some treasures from WCCLS' past and shared them online for everyone to enjoy. We love this image of the WCCLS Book Van from 1975, and there's a great article about WCCLS early dates from the Valley Times of 1976.

You'll find the full images below, and at Cedar Mill's Library History Project on Flickr. If you are a Cedar Mill patron, you'll enjoy seeing the pictures of volunteers getting the building ready for the library. 

Here's the full picture of the WCCLS Book Van, looking oh so retro:

The book van aka "the green machine" at SW 107th Avenue location

This is the 1976 article about WCCLS in its early days - "County Libraries - Young But Hopeful." Click on the image to get to the full-sized scan that you can read.

"County Libraries - Young But Hopeful" - Article dated 1/11/1976

In 2011, WCCLS turned 35 years old. To celebrate the 35th anniversary, we took a great series of photos of readers across the county, sharing their favorite books. You'll find some of these photos rotating on WCCLS' webpage. To see all of the great images, and to read the thoughts of Eva Calcagno, the Director of WCCLS, on the 35th anniversary of cooperative library service in Washington County, visit the We Are Readers page.