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WILLARD PUBLIC LIBRARY

  • Old Brooks Mansion, erected 1850 on site of Willard Library
  • Willard Library, site of Chester Buckley's home
  • Charles Willard & Willard Library, bottom row
  • Willard Library, built circa 1905, corner of Capital Avenue and Van Buren Street
  • Sketch of Willard Library, Capital Avenue entrance, 1905 building
  • Willard Library, built 1905 (1907 postcard)
  • New Willard Library, built 1905 (1908 photo)
  • Willard Library, Capital Avenue entrance, 1905 building
  • Entrance to 1905 Willard Library building corner of Capital Avenue Northeast and Van Buren Street
  • Willard Library, interior of 1905 building
  • Willard Library Reference Room in original 1905 building
  • Willard Library Children's Room, 1905 building
  • Willard Library Children's Room in original 1905 building
  • Willard Library, front of 1905 building, Capital Avenue Northeast
  • Willard Library, front of 1905 building, Capital Avenue Northeast
  • Willard Library, built 1905
  • Willard Library, built 1905
  • Willard Library, original building built 1905 (1923 postcard)
  • Willard Library, original building, built 1905 (postcard)
  • Willard Library, built 1905
  • Willard Library, built 1905
  • Willard Library in background, built 1905
  • Willard Library, corner of Capital Avenue Northeast and Van Buren Street built 1905
  • Willard Library, corner of Capital Avenue Northeast and Van Buren Street built 1905
  • Willard Library, corner of Capital Avenue Northeast and Van Buren Street built 1905 (postcard) 
  • Willard Library on left, Ward Block (postcard)
  • B.C. Garden Club display at Willard Library, Spring 1926
  • Willard Library Children's Room, circa 1927
  • Flower show at Willard Library, 1927
  • Flower show at Willard Library, 1927
  • Willard Library, Fireplace Room (1927) which later became the Reading Room
  • Flower show at Willard Library, circa 1927
  • Book display at Willard Library, before 1928
  • B.C. Garden Club display at Willard Library before 1937
  • Willard Library Reference Room, 1937
  • Willard Library Circulation Department in old building circa 1937
  • Library display in Central Electric window November 1937, N.E.A. Week
  • Book display at Willard Library, before 1942
  • Willard Library staff, circa 1943 (most identified on photo)
  • Willard Library exhibit at Security National Bank, 1948
  • Man of the Year exhibit at Willard Library, January 1952
  • Willard Library Circulation Desk, staff members Myra Heald and Marjorie Miller, 1954
  • Willard Library Open House display celebrating its 50th anniversary, 1955, in Security National Bank
  • Willard Library book exhibit in Security Bank lobby, 1957
  • Willard Library
  • Girl standing on steps of first Willard Library building
  • College student, checking films at Willard Library, 1961
  • Patrons in Willard Library Fiction Room, 1961
  • Genealogy Workshop at Willard Library, March 1980 
  • Willard Library Reference Room, Aulene Chapin helping patron, circa 1965
  • Willard Library Reference Room, Aulene Chapin at desk, 1966
  • Willard Library, rear entrance; built 1969
  • Willard Library after 1969 addition (postcard)
  • Mezzanine of Willard Library in 1969 addition
  • Willard Library, rear entrance to new addition, 1969
  • Willard Library, Van Buren Street entrance to 1969 remodelling and expansion
  • Dr. Vernon Potts and students helping with the move into new Willard Library building, 1969
  • Willard Library, the new addition, October 1969
  • Willard Library patrons in the Children's Room, circa 1970
  • Willard Library Circulation Desk in old building (Myra Heald, left)
  • B.C. Garden Club display at Willard Library, before 1930
  • Birdhouse Contest at Willard Library, before 1930
  • Willard Library Reference Room ("Fireplace Room"), circa 1930
  • Willard Library at 25th anniversary, April 28, 1930
  • Willard Library Children's Room during 25th anniversary, April 28, 1930
  • Willard Library Children's Room during 25th anniversary, April 28, 1930
  • Willard Library Reference Room, 1937
  • Willard Library Children's Room, 1937
  • Willard Library Children's Room
  • Willard Library Children's Room, 1939
  • Willard Library exhibit at Security National Bank, 1948
  • Willard Library Circulation Desk with staff members and patrons, January 1951
  • Willard Library exhibit in Security National Bank, June 1951
  • Willard Library Children's Room staff, 1954 (identification on photo)
  • Willard Library staff members Patricia Taylor (top) & Margaret Ritz, 1961
  • Basement area of Willard Library, 1961
  • Willard Library student pages unloading book return boxes, 1961
  • Willard Library circulation desk in new 1969 addition
  • Willard Library circulation desk in new 1969
  • Willard Library Bookmobile, 1969
  • Willard Library Meeting Room in new 1969 addition
  • Elevator at newly expanded Willard Library, 1969
  • Willard Library Bookmobile, 1969, parked on 20th Street near Columbia Avenue
  • Patrons in Willard Library Local History Room,1969
  • Newspaper area of newly remodelled Willard Library building, 1969
  • Willard Library Media Department in newly remodelled building 1969
  • Newspaper area of newly remodelled Willard Library building, 1969
  • Rear entrance of Willard Library, newly remodelled building, 1969
  • Interior of Willard Library addition, 1969
  • Willard Library Bookmobile, 1969
  • Interior of Willard Library showing both floors after 1969 addition
  • Willard Library main floor before opening of new addition, October 1, 1969
  • Willard Library, stairway from first floor to mezzanine, October 1969
  • Willard Library, view from top of mezzanine stairway
  • Willard Library, mezzanine in 1969 addition
  • Willard Library Processing Room, 1969
  • Willard Library Children's Room, 1970
  • Willard Library Children's Room, Jean Hunter at desk with student, 1970
  • Plaque of Martin Luther King, Jr., in Willard Library addition, circa 1970
  • Willard Library patrons in the Children's Room, circa 1970
  • Willard Library patrons in the Children's Room, circa 1970
  • Willard Library drop box in Bailey Park, 1973
  • Willard Library drop box in Springfield, 1973
  • Willard Library drop boxes in Lakeview, 1973
  • Willard Library drop boxes in Urbandale, 1973
  • Willard Library truck and drop boxes in Columbia Plaza, 1973
  • Willard Library drop box in Pennfield, 1973
  • Willard Library drop box in Harper Creek, 1973
  • Display in Willard Library for Historical Society Strawberry Festival, June 1973
  • Cake at Willard Library reception honoring Berenice Lowe, historian, September 1975
  • Guests at Willard Library reception honoring Berenice Lowe, historian, September 1975
  • Table at Willard Library reception honoring Berenice Lowe, historian, September 1975
  • Guests at Willard Library reception honoring Berenice Lowe, September 1975
  • Willard Library Local History Collection, May 1976
  • Willard Library Local History Collection, May 1976
  • Willard Library Local History collection during move to main floor, May 1978
  • Willard Library Local History Collection during move to first floor, May 1978
  • Willard Library Local History Collection during move to first floor, May 1978
  • Willard Library Reference Department during move to first floor, May 1978
  • Willard Library staff member moving Reference Department to first floor, May 1978
  • Willard Library Local History collection during move to first floor, May 1978
  • Willard Library Reference Collection after move to first floor, May 1978
  • Genealogy Workshop at Willard Library, March 1980
  • Genealogy Workshop at Willard Library, March 1980
  • Genealogy Workshop at Willard Library, March 1980
  • Genealogy Workshop at Willard Library, March 1980
  • Genealogy Workshop at Willard Library, March 1980
  • Genealogy Workshop at Willard Library, March 1980
  • Willard Library Local History display, February 1985
  • Willard Library Local History display, February 1985
  • Willard Library Bookmobile, February 1987
  • Willard Library Staff Retreat at Clear Lake Camp, July 1988
  • Willard Library Staff Retreat at Clear Lake Camp, July 1988
  • Willard Library Book Sale, circa 1989
  • Friends of the Library book sale at Willard Library, April 1990
  • Book reviewing workshop at Willard Library, January 1960
  • Job Information Center at Willard Library, 1992
  • Willard Library Children's Room in 1993, prior to 1994 expansion
  • Willard Library roof space in 1993 prior to expansion of Children's Room onto area
  • Willard Library roof space in 1993 prior to expansion of Children's Room onto area
  • Willard Library roof in 1993 prior to expansion of Children's Room onto area
  • Interior of Willard Library in 1993 prior to expansion of Children's Room
  • Friends of Willard Library meeting (date not verified)
  • Willard Library, showing roof before Children's Room addition, August 1993
  • Willard Library, Van Buren Street entrance, circa 1992
  • Willard Library Local History Department in Lower Level location, May 1999
  • Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Willard Library Building, April 20, 2005
  • Presentation of Congressional Resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Willard Library Building, April 20, 2005

  • HELEN WARNER BRANCH, WILLARD LIBRARY

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for the Helen Warner Branch, April 16, 2003.
  • Working on the foundation for the branch.
  • The foundation of the Warner Branch taking shape, summer, 2003.
  • Foundation and supports for the Helen Warner Branch.
  • Erecting the wooden roof support beams, Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, summer, 2003.
  • Constructing the roof deck and walls, Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, summer, 2003.
  • Completed roof deck and walls, Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, summer, 2003.
  • Interior construction, Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, summer, 2003.
  • Exterior construction (insulation added), Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, summer, 2003.
  • Working on the entrance, Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, summer, 2003.
  • Interior construction progressing, Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, early fall, 2003.
  • Constructing the outdoor amphitheater at the Helen Warner Branch, fall, 2003.
  • The pond on the grounds of the Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, late fall, 2003.
  • Mechanical details at the Helen Warner Branch, Willard Library, late fall, 2003.
  • Furniture waiting for computers and books at the Helen Warner Branch, Winter, 2004.
  • New books arrived at the Helen Warner Branch in February and March, 2004.
  • Installing the mural on the interior south wall at the Helen Warner Branch, April, 2004.
  • Children's area of the Helen Warner Branch shortly before opening in April, 2004.
  • Adult patron area of the Helen Warner Branch shortly before opening in April, 2004.
  • Exterior view of the completed Helen Warner Branch, late summer, 2004.
  • Exterior view of the completed Helen Warner Branch, south side, late summer, 2004.

  • OTHER LIBRARIES

  • Library at Southwestern Junior High School, before 1940
  • Library at Southwestern Junior High School, circa late 1930's
  • Calhoun County Teachers' Institute, Ann J. Kellogg Library, March 1950
  • Public Library, Kalamazoo (1920 postcard)