Thursday, December 14, 2017

Before & After

This week someone called the library and asked if we had a book on our shelf. Well, no. We don't have any books on the shelves anymore.  Everything was boxed up and items not going with us to 110 Roosevelt Ave. were moved into storage.

While packing up the library, we ran across the photographs below, taken of the library when it was still new. I retook the same photos today for comparison.

Do you remember the old date due cards and the sound of the Gaylord machine stamping the dates?

 Circulation desk: late 1950s 

 Circulation desk today

The children's department used to be located in what is now the basement meeting room:

 Children's department in the late 1950s

What is now the meeting room (as it looks today)

And here is a side-by-side look at the staff room. 

Staff room in the late 1950s

Staff room today

Want to know more about the move? Check out director Stephanie Bakos' YouTube interview and a letter she wrote to TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

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