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dett Van Hoesen c~me tr ~ ity Library as assocI Stptemh<:r, 1\129. lie F. K. W . Drury, the librarian who resi~ne-:1 pecial work with the y Association in Chithis ye 2r, upon the reKoopman, he took his n. esen gn:duated from n 1905. He receivec' lL from Princeton in D. in 1912. He studied and th l,;niversity of made 2 name for bibliographer and a and La : in papyri. He I years instructor in eton and at \\'estern sitv. In 1915 he reto; as curator of manbooks. The next year cl assistan: 1ibrar;an, voted much time to tion in bibliography ion of a recently pubin th t subject. DuriPg librarian at Camp Dix He has been president ev Librarv Assoc 'ation American L'brary e 1925 he has acted as .\meric~ n Library Iri-


ns include numerous likary and philo'og:cal as publisl·ed two books Writing," i ~ sued in received high praise in this countrv ancl 'b:iography Eimmero;ic; I'' publish e:! last nee took its place as t semes· er of this year wi:t conduct a rourse ~chool of Brown Uni'.\ general introduction at stucl:es." open to ~ nd un<h:rgraduates. ED LIBRARIAN .

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MORNING SESSION. 9.30 Business. Greetings from Newport. 10.00 Address. Speaker to be announced. 11.00 Some American Artists I have known. Mrs. Maud Howe Elliott. Luncheon.

AFTERNOON SESSION. 2.00 The work of a State Library Commission. Miss Sarah B. Askew, Librarian and Secretary of the N. ] . State Public Library Commission. Adjournment.




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Why should I become a member of Published every now and then the American Library Association? and designed to be of interest Every library should be a consious to librarians of Rhode Island. part oi a national service scheme. Back of all must be some propelling power in R. I. L. A . BULLETIN COMMITTE& the n'!-ture of discussion. planning and HARRIET M . BRIGGS . WATCHEMOKET PUBLic LIBRARY , EAsT PRoviDENcE expenences. This is lodged in the MARIAN F . BONNER PROVIDENCE PUBLic LIBRARY Headquarters of the A. L. A. in much 1 MISS GRACE SHERWOOD s-:-ATE L I BRARY the same Way aS applieS tO .he Central body oi other organized national servNo. 2. ices . . All of which calls for money. Vol. 4. June, 1930. The individual librarian may raise The old "B.rick Market," designed the question: What has the A. L. A. b~ Peter Harnson, and built in 1762, ever done for me? w1ll be . the place. of meeting for the Whatever tends to animate our inRhode Island Library Association in terests, to strengthen and accredit a Newport on June 5th, thanks to the l~brar~· _wit~ its constituency and pubco~rtesy of the C~amber of Commerce, he opm1on 1s, of course, of direct benewh1ch now occ_UJ?Ies the building. ~ t to t_ho~e . in the service and productMembers arnvmg by bus will have Ive of mdividual prosperity and reward. but a step to walk from the bus termi- On that score we are all in the debt of nal to the foot of Washington Square those of our fellows who have assocwhere, beautifully restored, the old iated themselves for the good of all. market, l~ter the cty hall, stands out in Lastly, you and I should belong to our much of 1ts former glory. national body, as a matter of self-reThose in _their own cars should drive spect. Every self-respecting individdown the s1de of the building, turning on - ~al much prefers to pay for those priv~ong Wharf and park facing Wash- Ileges rather than to take a. free ride. ~ngton Squ~re. The entrance to the hall A $2.00 membership counts as $40: a IS by the s1de door. $4.00 membership counts as $80; a $5.00 A. L. A. CONFERENCE. Institutional membership counts as _The annual meeting of the American $100; a $25 Contributing membership Library Association will be held at counts as $500; and a $100 Sustaining New Haven, Conn., June 22-27. The membership counts as $2000 in the program offers much of interest and $1 ,0000.000 Endowment Drive. One dolbenefit. The Headquarters will be at Jar initiation fee for new members or t~e new $7,000,000 Sterling Memorial renewal of lapsed membership. ~1brary_ wh!ch is called the finest By vote of the Executive Committee . of the R. I. L. A. the sum of $25.00 was hbrary m existence. The round trip fare from Providence recently forwarded to A. L. A. head(fare and ~:me half) amounts to only quarters toward this Endowment Fund. $6.~1, by means cf identifi- 1 On the special basis of computation alcatiOn cerl!flcates which will be sent to lowed by the Carnegie Corporation this me!flbers in advance. Eighteen dormi- was counted as a sustaining membertones accommodating 2000 persons will ship with the captilized value of $500.00. b~ ope_n for A. L. A. guests at $1.50 per At a special meeting of the Provimght 1£ taken f_or five or more nights. ~ence Public Library Staff Association, Rate for fo_ur mghts or less will be 1t was voted to become a ·Sustaining $2.~ per mght. In making your reser-1 ($100.00) member of the American vat10n, state date of arrival, probable Library Association. d~parture and whether you wish a R 1 L A N M smgle or rlouble room. Application : . : . Ew E ......... . may be sent to F. B. Johnson, 20 AshTo all hbranans who do not now bemun Street, New Haven, Conn. For lo~g to th~ R. I. ~- A. The memberthose who wish to eat at the Yale Com- sh1p comm1ttee w1shed to urge upon mons, excellent meals may be had on you _the duty_to. your profession of givcafeteria plan. mg Its assoc•at10n your personal supIt is several years since an A. L. A. ~ort. T~is should be looked upon in the Conference has been so acce~sible to ~·ght ot what you can do toward helpNew Englanders. I hope that our mg library work in Rhode I s:and rathAssociation will appreciate this unusual er than what you can get out r:' it for priyilege by sending a large repre- your~elf. tat10n. A four day Post Conference bus trip Aaociation Bridge. through parts of New England, total The hridgto held at th<: William H. expense $43.00, is another delightful attraction offered. SuA E. SH.~MAN . Hall Library last fall netted ~0.00.

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An As,ociate Justi Isbnd Supreme Court degree ?llason, and a : ~ bode ls!and Librarv died February 19, 193 Judge Barrows wa corporators and a cb the William H. Hall was elected Presiden ing in October 1920, Edgewood Free Pub same capacity since service as President unusual devotion to and by his watchfuln the interest of the Li Judge Barrows has return from Europe death is a great loss him. Senator William G dence in his triblJte said: He was a grea: friend of all of us. ure's noblemen." In the death of Richmond, the Pro\-; rary has lost a yalua devoted friend. As Board of Trustees s1 not only interested, acti\·e in the work Committee, especially ing to building const his education and tra teet and engineer him. In the buildin beau , South Provide Branch Libraries, an struction of the T building, his experi were invaluable. Th lie Library has been tracting to its Board z~ns who give ge time and though!. T C. Richmond will tak those who should a! bered and revered service. A STAFF RETIR

One of the most i of progre~s in the ad Providence Public Li duction oi a Pensio ~ers of the Library mto effect as of Jan. A most generous from Miss Helen C. icr<'rl, in memory of had labored so long f Plan, a gift of $25,!1.X purpose of estahlishi later than Jan. I, 1931 ancc, the program qu ward. A plan prepare itan Life Jnsuranc..:



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I I become a member of Library Association? Y should be a consious mal service scheme. Back some propelling power in discussion. planning and T his is lodged in the oi the A. L. A. in much · as applies to •he central · organized national servrhich calls for money. ul librarian may raise What has the A. L. A. me? ends to animate our inengthen and accredit a ts constituency and ouboi course, of direct bene1 the service and productlal prosperity and reward. · we are all in the debt of fellows who have assocres for the good of all. td I should belong to our ~ as a matter of self-rey self-respecting individiers to pay for those privlhan to take a free ride. nbership counts as $40: a ;hip counts as $80; a $i00 membership counts as Contributing membership 0; and a $100 Sustaining :oun:s as $2000 in the tdowment Drive. One dolfee for new members or ~sed membership. the Executive Committee • A. the sum of $25.00 was arded to A. L. A. head<rd this Endowment Fund. tl basis of computation. atCarnegie Corporation this as a sustaining membercaptilized value of $500.00. u meeting of the ProviLibrary Staff Association, to become a ·Sustaining mber of the American iation.



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ians who do not now be. I. L. A. The membere ";shed to urge upon to your profession of givtion your personal supuld be looked upon in the you can do toward helprk in Rhode Is:and rathyou can get out of it for

• tion Bridge. held at the \Vilti:tm H. ast fall netted $80.00.


An As!>ociate Ju~tice of the Rhode lsbnd Supreme Court, an orator, a 33rd de g re~ :1!aso n, and a member of the ;~ hode ls:and Library Association. He died February 19, 1\131. Judge Barrows was one of the incorporators and a charter member of 1he William H. Hall Free Library. He was elected President at its fist meeting in October 1920, having served the Edgewood Free Public Library in the same capacity since May 1908. His service as President was marked by an unusual devotion to his official duties and by his watchfulness in advancing the interest of the Library. Judge Barrows has been ill since his return from Europe last October. His death is a great loss to all who knew him. Senator William G. Troy of Providence in his tribute to Judge Barrows said : He was a great man. A great friend of all of us. He was one of nature's noblemen."

adopted. incorporating the objectives of the Pensions Committee. Participation in the plan is voluntary; but no ~t~ff me~ber past 40 years of age may JOlll. Retirement takes place at age 65 although, in ~pecial cases, by mutuai consent, service may be continued year by year, but not past age 70. After 15 years of service, there is a provision for total and permanent disability. A retirement annuity of approximately SO per cent of the average salary of the member is provided. For 'past service," each member joining the plan at its beginning is credited with an amount of income equal to 1 per ,·ent of her salary, multiplied by the number of years of service, the entire expense of this credit being met by the Library. or "future service," the cost to each member is aproximately 3 per cent of her salary, and the cost to the Library is about 3.5 per cent of the total salaries of the members of the Staff who paritcipate. MARIONETTES FOR THE STORY HOUR.

For several years we have wanted to use marionette plays at our story hour, but it seemed impossible to obtain marionette. The figures of wood with papier-mache heads seemed much too elaborate to be easily made, and when we found marionettes for sale the price was prohibitive. Finally ' Marionettes, easy to make! fun to use!" by E dith F . Ackley was published, giving · directions for the making of just the kind of simple rag-doll marionette, that we needed. At first we felt that Mrs. Ackley was a little too optimistic in her sub-title "easy to make", but after experimenting we found that by weighing the feet with as much lead as they would hold, and stuffing the legs as hard as we could, our marionettes would walk and dance qui t e humanly. The clown semes always to delight the children, but his close rivals in popularitv are the Old Witch with the wicked laugh and the Troll irom under the mountains. It is wise to make for yonr first charA STAFF RETIREMENT PL.AN • acters the usual princess and the poor One of the most important evidences lad. old witch and her cat and the old of pr?gress in the administration o f the peasant woman that are found over and Pro':1denc~ Public ~ibrary is th e intro- over again in fairy tales. They can then duchon ot a. PensiOn Plan for mem- be used in innumerable plays. Our old ~ers of the L1brary Staff. which went witch has already appeared in three 1 mto effect as of Jan. 1, 1931. performances. A mo~t generous gift was received Mills, "Marionettes, masks and shad~rom }.~ISS Helen C. Robertso n, wh o of- ows" gives good suggestions for stage rered, m memory of her fath er, wh o building and stage settine;s. Excellent had labored so long for a Staff Pension puppet plays for the older children to Plan, a gift of $25,000 for th e specific use may be found in the Show Book of purpose of establishing s t~ch a plan !lot Remo Bufano, while Everson, "Puppet later than Jan. I, 1931. \V1th tins ass 1st- plays for children' serves the same purance, the program quickly moved for- pose for the first and second grader. MAftcARET M . RE i o. ward. A plan prepared by th e ).[ etropolitan Life Insurance Company was ~<Lwwooo •uBLic LIBRARY • In the death of Mr. Knight C. Richmond. the Providence Public Library has lost a valuable counselor and devoted friend. · As a member of the Board of Trustees since 1918 he was not. on!y interested, but ex~eptionally active m the work of the Executive Committee, especially in matters relating to building construction for which his education and training as an architect and engineer particularly fitted him. In the building of the Rochambeau, South Providence and vVanskuck Branch Libraries, and in the re-construction of the Tockwotton Branch building, his experience and advice were invaluable. The Providence Public Library has been fortunate in attracting to its Board of Trustees citizens who give generously of their time and thought. The name of Knight C. Richmond will take its place among those who should always be remembere? and revered for distinguished serv1ce.




The state prints various documents and reports which are available for distribution to the public libraries of this state. Application for these documents should be made to the State Librarian, who is in charge of distribution. A check list is furnished by the State Librarian and libraries are asked to check and return this list. The following items are of importance: The session laws which are issued in three forms (a) Paper bound Public Laws, issued anually, available in the month of June; (b) Acts and Resolves containing all laws and resolutions, issued annually; (c) Public Laws, bound, issued biennially. Rhode Island State Manual, current edition 1931-32, is now available. Constitution of the state. Various pamphlets issued by the State Bureau of Information which can be obtained by direct application to that Bureau or through the State Librarian. Adidtional copies are also furnished on request. Laws relating to banking, birds and game, corporations, education, elections, factory inspection, food and drug, forests, hairdressing, htalth, inland fisheries, insurance, motor vehicles, public utilities, shell fisheries, taxation, workmen's compensation. Reports of the 'various departments and special bulletins and annuals issued by the departments. A list of these publications will be sent up.;m application to the State Librarian. NOTES ON RHODE ISLAND LIBRARIES.

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Afer 36 years in the service of the Providence Public Library, Mrs. Mabel E. Colwell, Librarian of the Olneyville Free Library, retired March 1st. Mrs. Colwell became a member of the staff in 1884. She quickly displayed qualities which definitely marked her iuture career in librarianship, first as Reference Librarian, and later in char~e of one of the largest branch libraries . of the city. Under her direction the Reference Department at the Central Library developed rapidly, and when she resigned in 1910, to be married, she left behind a department well known for the spirit and the efficiency of its service. When the Olneyville Free- Library Association and the Providence Public Library entered into an agreement in 1920 for the administration of the Library in Olneyville Square as a branch of the Providence Public Library, Mrs. Colwell rejoined the staff as Branch Librarian. The retirement of Mrs. Colwell, has caused several changes in the staff of the Providence Public Library. Mrs.

Jeanne M. Brittan, ' Librarian at the North End Branch, has been transferred to Olneyville to succeed Mrs. Colwell. Miss M. Teresa McAnarney, Childrens Librarian at the South Providence Branch, has assumed the duties of Acting Librarian at the North End Branch. Miss Doris E . M. Johnson has been transferred from the North End Branch to South PrO\·idence to take over Miss McAnarneys activities with the children. Miss Mary F. Kiely has been appointed Acting Children's Librarian at the Wanskuck Branch. Miss Rose Karlin has been made Assistant in the Circulation Department at the Central Library. Miss Alice V. McGrath has been appointed Acting Librarian of the Foreign Department and Miss Elizabeth West assistant Deborah Cook Sayles:

Mrs. M. Theresa Mason has been appointed ' permanent assistant and Miss Maryland A. Paine has been added to the regular staff. A most successful story hour was conducted for eighteen Saturdays by Miss Baxter. This year instead of using one long story for the period, an Imaginary "Trip around the world' was taken, visiting the principal city of each country, stopping over a week at each to relate the great est epic or legend of that particular country, with the customs and habits of its people also told. Slides were shown on Lincoln and Washington to celebrate those special days in mid-winetr. Posters on each country were used in the Childrens' room at the Delivery Desk. Wm. H. Hall: Mr. E. Butler Moulton has been elected Presiden : of the William H. Hall Library, succeeding the Hon. Chester W . Barrows. Mr. Moulton has been Chairman of the Library Committee for the last seven He is a well known lawyer of Providence and is chairman of the Cranston School Committee. Westerly:

On Thursday evening, May 14, a Community Music Festival was held in the 'Nes: erly Public Library. Several groups of local musicians volunteered their services for this program in appreciation of the fine collection of music scores available at the library, and for the cooperation extended to them at all times. The as ~ cmbly hall was taxed to its capacity and many were turned away because of lack of room. Leaflets containing a supplementary list of members to those in the handbook will he distributed at the meeting in Newport. Anyone not getting a copy there can secure one by sending a ~tamped envelope to lo.l iss Gertrude Brown, Providence Public Library.



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9.30. Business. 10.00. The Depressio Mr. Clarem A. Effect up B. Effect up C. A Reduce D. Miscellan 12 :00. Luncheon (.;& Inspection of Visit to the E


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The Gilbert Stu School opened in SCJ enrollment of over L library, centrally IOC4 floor, is beautifully p the furnishings are a is Colonial and well the rest of the build: a part of the Elmwc system, but it is not to the public as some Schools are. The boo reading and referenc teachers only. The structed in the use ~ reference books by 1 Dorothy A. Wight, sistant at the Elmw!l • Owing to the fact the building is to be it has been impossib11 ograph for this bulle A FEW GOOD BOOKI

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