Monterey County Free Libraries: Celebrating 100 Years of Service

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Historical and modern photographs of Monterey County Free Libraries branches.

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  • MCFL has three components to its literacy program.
  • Monterey County Free Libraries: Celebrating 100 Years of Service

    1. 1. Celebrating 100 Years of Service
    2. 2. First County Librarian, Anne Hadden, delivering books by donkey to Los Burros (n.d.)
    3. 3. Anne Hadden writing “Picturesque Points in California,” 1925
    4. 4. Library staff on trail transporting books to coastal branches, April 1922
    5. 5. County Librarian’s car used for traveling and transporting books, 1926
    6. 6. Pebble Beach Bookmobile Stop, 1987
    7. 7. Chular Labor Camp Bookmobile Stop, 1979
    8. 8. North Bookmobile with author Beverly Cleary, Nancy Ausonio, and Dallas Schaeffer, County Librarian (left to right), 1995
    9. 9. South County Bookmobile in front of Gonzales Branch Library during library’s remodeling, 2008
    10. 10. South Bookmobile, 2011
    11. 11. Administrative Offices
    12. 12. Library staff, front row, left to right: Esther Ross and Anne Hadden,back row, left to right: Mrs. Miller, Karen Jensen, and Ellen Frink, 1923
    13. 13. Aromas
    14. 14. Aromas Branch Library, 1915
    15. 15. Big Sur
    16. 16. Captain Baker’s residence housed the Big Sur Branch Library (n.d.)
    17. 17. Big Sur Branch Library (n.d.)
    18. 18. Bradley
    19. 19. Bradley Branch Library (n.d.)
    20. 20. Bradley Branch Library (n.d.)
    21. 21. Buena Vista
    22. 22. Buena Vista Branch Library, opened 1998
    23. 23. Carmel Valley
    24. 24. Mathiot Summer Branch Library, near Carmel Valley, 1930
    25. 25. Carmel Valley Branch Library (n.d.)
    26. 26. Castroville
    27. 27. Castroville Branch Library, 1931
    28. 28. Castroville Branch Library, 2006
    29. 29. Gonzales
    30. 30. Gonzales Branch Library, 1993
    31. 31. Greenfield
    32. 32. The first county library, Greenfield Branch Library, operated out of a private home, 1915
    33. 33. Greenfield Branch Library, early 2000’s
    34. 34. King City
    35. 35. King City Branch located in US Forestry Office, 1930
    36. 36. King City Branch Library, 1998
    37. 37. Marina
    38. 38. Marina Branch Library, 1994
    39. 39. Pajaro
    40. 40. Pajaro Branch Library, 1931
    41. 41. Pajaro Branch Library (n.d.)
    42. 42. Parkfield
    43. 43. Parkfield Branch Library was rumored to formerly have been a chicken coop, 1975
    44. 44. Parkfield Branch Library, 1979
    45. 45. Prunedale
    46. 46. Prunedale Branch Library, 1994
    47. 47. San Ardo
    48. 48. San Ardo Branch Library, 1930
    49. 49. San Ardo Branch Library (n.d.)
    50. 50. San Lucas
    51. 51. San Lucas Branch Library, 1930
    52. 52. San Lucas Branch Library, 1994
    53. 53. Seaside
    54. 54. Emerson Branch Library (n.d.)
    55. 55. Seaside Branch Library, 1994
    56. 56. Soledad
    57. 57. The first reading room (1st building on left) was in Soledad, 1915
    58. 58. Dairy Ranch Library near Soledad with Mr. & Mrs. Pura, 1915
    59. 59. Soledad Branch Library, 1999
    60. 60. Sending materials to remote and homebound patrons since 1984
    61. 61. Adult Literacy Families for Literacy Early Literacy
    62. 62. Jayanti Addleman, County Librarian, arrives at MCFLs Centennial Celebration via burro, 2012
    63. 63. Sources:Historical photographs: L.S. Slevin collection Modern photographs: Library staffSelected photos may be reproduced for a fee. Call (831) 883-7573 for more information.

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