“Dare County in the 1930s,” a special photo exhibit, opened on March 1st at the Outer Banks History Center. The exhibit will remain up through October 15th. If your travel plans during that time take you to Manteo, it is worth checking out!
The exhibit got me thinking about some of the interesting images we have of Dare County’s libraries and bookmobiles from the 1950s and 1960s. You may view them all in the NC Digital Collections. We also have them, along with other old library images, on HistoryPin!
Do you have family or ancestors who lived in Dare County? The NC Family Records Online collection has several sets of bible records and a cemetery survey that include individuals who lived in Dare County.
If all of these resources have you wanting to learn at bit more about Dare County, NCpedia has several articles about places in Dare County and people who lived in Dare County. The article about Dare County from the University of North Carolina Press’s Encyclopedia of North Carolina may be found at http://ncpedia.org/geography/dare. Included in the entry is a slideshow of images from Flickr users that people have contributed. If you have digital images of Dare County, or any of North Carolina’s 100 counties, to share with NCpedia, instructions on how to contribute them may be found at http://ncpedia.org/contribute#photos.
A new Pinterest board illustrates some of the resources and articles mentioned above! It’s at http://pinterest.com/ncghl/dare-county-nc-yesterday-and-today/.
In a series of posts over the next month our intern, Carla Sarratt will be highlighting the various vendors and activities that will be part of the Government and Heritage Library’s Family History Fair (a 2nd Saturdays program)
A Look at the Family History Fair’s Library Vendors
A library sponsored Family History Fair must have other libraries at the event to share how they are equipped to meet your family history research needs. The Government and Heritage Library is happy to share the honor with the Cumberland County Public Library and the Olivia Raney Local History Library. Both of these libraries feature local historical items in their collection.
Cumberland County Public Library in Fayetteville, North Carolina features print, microfilm, and digital materials related to local history and genealogy. Census records, newspapers, and photographs are available in their Local and State History Room. (more…)
April 8 – 14, 2012 is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “You Belong at Your Library,” but The Government and Heritage Library blog wants all of its readers to know that “You Belong at Our Library.” Not just this week as we celebrate libraries across the globe, but every day.
National Library Week was first celebrated in 1958 to recognize the importance and encourage support of libraries and librarians. Throughout the week, there are spotlight days for Library Workers on April 10th, Bookmobiles on April 11th, and Teen Literature on April 12th.
Here are 5 ways you can celebrate libraries this week:
- Visit your local library.
- Donate your favorite book to your local library.
- Join the Government and Heritage Library’sTwitter and Facebook groups.
- Check out the digital collection, “Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina,” which provides online access to historical photographs, postcards, reports, dedications, and other unique materials related to the libraries ofNorth Carolina.
- Like the following Facebook pages that celebrate libraries: I Love Libraries, Take Your Child to the Library Day, @ Your Library, and Speak Up For Libraries.
Post by Government and Heritage Library Intern, Carla Sarratt.
About the Author: Formerly employed with the 2010 Census, Carla Sarratt is a Master of Library Science student at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina interning with the Government and Heritage Library.
Wake County bookmobile in Wake Forest with group of girls, July 1945. From the digital collection, Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina.
This week’s Picture of the Week is of the Wake County Public Library’s bookmobile making a stop in Wake Forest, North Carolina in the summer of 1945. Perhaps the girls were getting a head start on their summer reading list before school started. Don’t they look cute in their little dresses?
You can view the image here: http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll36,658
This image comes from the digital collection Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina.