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Portrait of Ione Armstrong Galvin, librarian at the Council Bluffs Free Public Library

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Portrait of Robert W. Turner, President of the City National Bank and Council Bluffs Public Library Board of Trustees.

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Photograph of the Library Staff picnic at Fairmount Park, 1929. Names written on back of photographs

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Postcard of Pearl Street, looking north from the Council Bluffs Public Library.

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.…

The new children's library . . .provides a new setting for the world of children's books. Note how the shelf areas, reading tables and the circulation department are all designed to fit "little people." - Nonpareil Photo.

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.

The public library's new bookmobile . . .rolled into Council Bluffs Saturday and work began immediately to stock the shelves and give the $29,473 vehicle its "shake down" cruise. About to enter the new vehicle are Mildred Smock, librarian, and Mrs.…

Arranging pictures . . . for the Council Bluffs Public Library's art exhibit are Librarian Miss Mildred Smock and assistant, Mrs. Amerlia O'Neill. --Nonpareil Photo.

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

Wally Tuel . . . a patron of the Council Bluffs Public Library, views one of the periodicals on display. Mildred Smock, librarian, explains procedure for use of the periodicals.--Nonpareil Photo.

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.

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…

Picture book desk . . . in foreground are of special design for young readers who life the wide pages of picture books. At the table, left to right, are Lorraine Hodge, 7, and Rita Walsh, 7. In background, at "browsing" shelf, is Margie Hodge, 10.…

Entrance to the new children's library . . . strikes the visitor with its brightness and color. Just inside the entrance is the circulation desk. Seated is Mrs. Ruth Plummer, assistant in the children's department. --Nonpareil Photos.

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

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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.

Friends of the Library will sell books and records donated by the community May 14 through 17 at the Public Library. Looking over one of the older books on sale are Susan Klohn, Walter Pyper, Helen Kistle and Doris Nachman. The group will have a…
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