Antioch News – April 21 1922
Women’s Club to Establish Free Library
Rummage Sale and Biscuit Sale to Help Raise Funds
State to Loan Books
The Women’s Club held its regular meeting Monday afternoon, April 17. Notwithstanding the unpleasant wealthier the attendance was exceptionally large. Reports of committees and delegates occupied the time until the arrival of the speaker, mrs Mary B. Page. At the last club meeting a committee was been appointed to canvass the situation and if possible to divine a plan by which to give the committee at least the nucleus of a public library. This committee reported having secured for a location one side of the store building occupied by W. J. Chinn as a news stand. Books for the library are to be supplied by the public. Each member of the club and every friend of the cause is asked to donate one book. The books so donated are to be left at the racket store at your very earliest convenience. The name of the donor to be written upon the outside wrapping of the book. Books for the library are to be supplied by the public. Each member of the club and every friend of the cause is asked to donate one book. The books so donated are to be left at the racket store at your very earliest convenience. The name of the donor to be written upon the outside wrapping of the book. From the extension division of the state library in Springfield, a loan of 50 books, for 3 months may be obtained for the cost of transportation. These books may be exchanged at the expiration of the time, thus ensuring new reading matter from the time to time at very little cost. To defray the necessary expenses of “putting ever” the project the committee have planned to hold upon the opening day of the library a rummage sale plus a biscuit sale. For the rummage sale every member is asked to bring or send to the committee, some article of furniture or household use whose value she is willing to donate to the establishment of the library in the community. Any article sent in will be sold upon commission in case the owner feels unable to donate the full amount. For the biscuit sale we are each to send 2 dozen raised biscuits or rolls to help along the good cause. The library will be taken care of for the present by members of the committee and will be open to the public Wednesday evenings and Saturdays both afternoon and evening. The time of the annual Spring House cleaning is with us. In every home there are what are known as white elephants- Things good and useful in themselves yet which do not fit the home or for which there is that home no further use. Perhaps you have bought a new table or couch and do not know what to do with the old 1. Perhaps the baby has outgrown his carriage or go-cart. Perhaps you have articles of furniture, dishes or cooking utensils useful to those who are furnishing cottages at the Lake. Rummage around your homes and turn the things you no longer need into good books for your boys and girls. Can you make a better investment? Can you turn white elephants, biscuits or rolls to better account? Select a good book from your own collection or buy a new one, rapid, and place your name on the wrapping then send it to the Racket store to be turned over to the library committee. Please do not delay the donation. The committee plan to be ready for the opening in about 2 weeks, provided it meets with the hearty support it deserves. “He gives twice who gives quickly” in this case. These books must be in the hands of the committee for examination and cataloguing in order to be ready by the time the consignment arrives from Springfield. Here then is the opportunity to be some one of a library-a library of good books-that shall go on enriching the boys and girls long after we are here. What more endearing movement could be desired?