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Taking time off . . . from her duties as Council Bluffs librarian is Mildred Smock, center, show here reading to Gunn School first graders Jenny Tanous and Maria Elena Stacy, a fourth grader at Bloomer School. --Nonpareil Photo

Displaying architectural drawings . . . of the proposed new library is Librarian Mildred Smock. Voters will decide Feb. 19 whether to issue $5.52 million in bonds for construction of the building. -Nonpareil photo.

Apparently on the right track . . . is a browser, one of about 29,000 yearly, in the Public Library's 86,000 book adult collection. These shelves have taken the place of a lounge that was replaced because of the overcrowding. --Nonpareil Photo.

Joe Sausedo of the K and K Investment garage puts the final touches on the Public Library's Bookmobile before it resumes services Tuesday afternoon. The Bookmobile was out of operation for five weeks due to funding problems. --Nonpareil Photo.

Supplying bookmobile shelves . . . with about 4,000 new books is bookmobile librarian Mrs. Barbara Jansen. -Nonpareil Photo.

Frieda Elam of Council Bluffs has donated three books in memory of her mother, the late Sophia Hays. Two of the books, concerning the history of the Baha'i faith, are being held by Priscilla Hofert, secretary of the Council Bluffs Baha'i community,…

Council Bluffs Public Library File #1
Free public library, with 56,000 volumes, is outgrowth of one room of donated books. July 26, 1936
Name library room for Mark Twain. November 17, 1952
New children's library is gay and bright wonderland.…

Patrons and Mildred Smock standing by "Fiction" and "Recordings."

75 year of the squeeze for Council Bluffs Library. January 6, 1975
SWIRLS service increases in SWI. March 9, 1975
800 to 1,000 books taken each year. Library theieves take 'free' library too literally. March 17, 1975
$30,000 library request…

Iowa West's pledge of $125,000 puts library campaign near goal. No date.
New library plan devised. March 6, 1988
Bookmark contest for young readers. April 22, 1988
Program offers kids 'fantasy and wizards'. July 6, 1988
Arizona couple's donation…

Still a reader . . . after 75 years, Harry Crowl Sr. reflects on his memories as a library patron. He was 10 years old when the building was dedicated, he said. Schools in Crowl's student days had fewer study materials for students, so many classes…

Miss Germaine Krettek . . . in her redecorated office that includes desk high files, heavy drapes at window and a rural scene in wall paper on one wall.

Room space . . . at the library was created by closing the north entrance at Willow Avenue. It provides a secretary's office and through doors at rear is the microfilm material section. Miss Ardis Hansen is at left. --Nonpareil Photos.

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Browsing in the newly opened . . . Mark Twain Room are (from left) Margie Hodge, 10, Lorraine Hodge, 7, and Rita Walsh, 7, all students from St. Francis School. -1952 Nonpareil file photo.

Putting books . . . on shelves that are too small is not an easy thing to do, according to Loree Foroughi-Gross, 114 Fifteenth Ave., a library staff member shown here putting away books. A larger library, the main reason for the bond proposal in…

The grubby job . . . of sorting and pricing some of more than 10,000 used books for the fifth annual Friends of the Library used book sale is being done by volunteers Jo Brosnihan (left), Nan Palmer and Mary Ann Leibel. -Nonpareil photo by Jane…

Library facilities . . . are explained by Mildred Smock, librarian, to the board of trustees: N.T. Sondag, Philip J. Wilson, Robert W. Turner, Willard Nyquist and Mrs. Harry C. Voss. --Nonpareil Photo.
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