Newton Free Library branches & bookmobile. Newton, MA. Newton Lower Falls.
(Image from Digital Commonwealth collections)
Librarians have always been ready and willing to provide reference and bibliographic instruction for their patrons. The March 1925 issue of the Massachusetts Library Club Bulletin wrote about one particularly creative example:
"A series of crossword puzzles, made by George H. Evans, Librarian of the Somerville Public Library, is appearing in the weekly Somerville Herald. Mr. Evans has utilized this opportunity to do some educational work with the people at large by contributing with each puzzle a brief, readable article on some class of reference books, as dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc."1
Commissioners in 1925:
New library buildings in 1925:
What else happened in 1925?
1. Massachusetts Library Club Bulletin, March 1925.
2. Annual Report of the Board of Free Public Library Commissioners for the Year Ending November 30, 1925.
3. "The decennial census, 1925." Issued by Secretary of the Commonwealth Frederic White Cook.
4. census.gov [link].
5. 1925 - Wikipedia entry [link].
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