MPL 100th Anniversary Slideshow

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This slideshow recaps a century of service at Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville, Indiana), which was prepared during the library's centennial celebration (May, 2012).

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  • 1. A Century of Public Serviceat Your Library

2. Thanks to OurSponsors 3. Our Journey Begins . . . Citizens groups & public first meet to discuss creationof Mooresville Public Library (October 1911) Library Commission created (December 1911) Petition for public signatures circulated Mooresville Town Board adopted resolution to levytax to build library (May 1912) First library board appointed (May 1912) Brown Township residents are invited to supportMooresville Public Library (June 1912) $10,000 Grant Application to Andrew CarnegieFoundation (July 1912) 4. 1912 Photo ofDowntown MooresvilleMain & Indiana Streets(Looking West on Main)McCracken Hotel & Inn(1912)Across from the MPLCarnegie Library 5. Public Furor Over Proposed MPL Site(Spring, 1913)MV citizens werestrongly opposed tobuilding MPL at theformer M.E. Church &Old Cemetery site 6. MPLs First Librarian/Director (1913) 7. Helen Hadley Ward was MPLDirector when the CarnegieBuilding was constructed(1915) & opened (1916)MPL was constructed (1915)thanks to a $10,000 grantfrom the Andrew CarnegieCorporationAndrew Carnegie 8. Philanthropy Delivers the DreamLetter of Acknowledgementof $10,000 CarnegieGrant Offer FromDr. C. L. Hallam, LibraryBoard Secretary(Later President)January 17, 1913 9. Library Accepts the Carnegie Grant(May 6, 1915) 10. MPL CarnegieLibrary(1916-1988)1916ca. 1963 11. 1916 MPL Board Welcomes Patrons 12. These MPL Directors served forthree decades(1922-1952)Helen Stone Keller (1922-1939)Lenna Sage (1939-1952) 13. MPL Pioneering LibrariansMarguerite Fields(MPL Director, 1952-1956) was the firstMPL librarian enrolled in courses atIndiana Universitys Library SchoolShewas one of the first Hoosier librarians todo book talks at local schoolsAs MPLDirector,Nora Carson(1956-1961)changedcollectionorganizationto helppatronslocate items 14. An Era of Library Growth & Change(1961-1984)Bonita Marley (MPL Director, 1961-1984) oversaw multiple renovations ofthe Carnegie Library, as well as theintroduction of many innovativeprograms and resourcesBonita Marley (left) with MPLs FirstLibrarian/Director, Helen Hadley Ward (right) 15. 1987:Groundbreaking forthe New LibraryBuilding 16. Jan. 1988: Last Day at MPL Carnegie 17. Staff Bids Fond Farewell toMPL Carnegie (Jan. 1988)Looking Toward the Future(New Building Blueprints)(Summer 1987)1988 Building: 12,000 sq. ft. Collection size: 32,000 items Cost: $800,000 18. Packing Up the Carnegie (Jan. 1988) 19. Jan. 1988: Moving Day 20. Moving Into the New Library(Jan. 1988) 21. New MPL (Jan. 1988) 22. New MPL (Jan. 1988) 23. Dedication Day (April 17, 1988) 24. Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary (1991) 25. The Technological Revolution Begins!MPL Director Lynn Jurewicz(1997-2004) spearheaded MPLstechnological revolutions including: Radio frequency identification(RFID) for collections Early push technologies(email notifications to patrons) Legacy Links local obituarydatabase (over 20,000 entries) GOT ACCESS library marketingcampaign Playaways & DVDs added tomedia collections 26. An Award-Winning Library (2004)In 2004, theILF namedMPLOutstandingLibrary of theYear for itsACCESSprogram 27. Facility Expansion (2005)MPL Director Diane Huerkamp(2005-present)2005 Aerial Photo of Construction(24,500 sq. ft. Addition) 28. MPLs New Addition (2006) 29. New Interior Sampler (2006) 30. Outdoor Enhancements (2007-2008)MPL Kinder Garden(outdoor youth programming area) 31. MPL Joins Evergreen Indiana (2008)As of April, 2012:100 IndianaLibraries aremembers of theconsortium 32. MPL Courtyard(2009) 33. Legacy Lane & Pathway to Knowledge(2009-2010) 34. LED Sign (2010) 35. Latest Technological Upgrades(2010-2012) Social Media (online videos, pictures, blogs, Twitter,Facebook) Streamlined wireless Internet access Digital Microform Scanner/Reader Computer enhancements throughout library E-books (MPL joined eIndiana Digital LibraryConsortium) New Website Voice-Over IP New Collection Tagging for More Self-Checks 36. A Century ofPublic Service(1912-2012)