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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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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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