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Archive for Wednesday, June 12, 2013

40 years ago: Public library to hold first book sale

June 12, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 12, 1973:

  • The Lawrence Public Library was planning its first book sale. A wide variety of materials, including 8,000 books, had been collected by members of the Carnegie Association for the Lawrence Library (CALL) and would be offered for purchase on the south and east porticoes of the new library at Seventh and Vermont. Mrs. Douglas Dillard of CALL said that community response to the request for book donations had been so strong that over $2,000 worth of books, records, and prints were to be entered directly into the library's collection and others to be used for the library's jail service, with the huge remainder to be used for the sale.
  • The board of directors of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce today approved a resolution supporting the construction of a new county law enforcement-judicial building. County commissioners were currently studying ways to make the center a reality, with both Arthur Heck and Walter Cragan saying that they considered it the county's most pressing need. It was estimated that the cost would be about $4 million. A $5.64 million bond issue for a city-county complex had been defeated in September 1971, but the plans had been scaled down considerably since then.

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