Centennial Stories: Cook Library’s First Forty Years

Cook Librarians looking at new microfilm.

It’s the podcast’s 100th episode! And what better way to celebrate than by exploring the library’s own 100th birthday. As part of Cook Library’s Centennial Celebration, Local History Librarian Jenny Barry walks us through the first 40 years of the Cook Memorial Public Library up until 1960.

Hear what it was like using the library when it was in the Cook house, the early days of the bookmobile, the first summer reading clubs, the cutting edge library technologies of the day, and more.

Don’t miss our Centennial blog posts detailing the library’s history decade by decade.

Register for Monday’s program The History of the Cook Memorial Public Library via Zoom.

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