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					A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library
     Oct-Dec 1911                   Jan-May 1912                       June 1912                           July 1912                    Feb-Apr 1913




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Citizen groups                 Petition for                     Brown Twp.                       $10,000 Grant application       Furor over Town plan
& public first                 public signatures                invited to support               to Andrew Carnegie              to purchase old M.E.
meet to discuss                circulated                       Mooresville library              Foundation                      Church site (next to
creation of                                                                                                                      Old Cemetery) as new
public library                 Mooresville Town                                                                                  library site (Feb 1913)
                               Board adopted
Library                        resolution to levy                                                                                Library lot purchase
Commission                     tax to build library                                                                              30 W. Main St.
appointed                      (May 1912)                                                                                        public donations &
(Dec. 1911)                    1st Library Board                                                                                 large donations by
                               appointed (May 1912)                                                                              Arthur Newby &
                                                                                                                                 Judge Smith MacPherson
                                                                                                                                 (NO tax money used to
                                                                                                                                 buy land)

                                                                                                                                 Temporary library reading
                                                                                                                                 room in I.O.O.F. Building
                                                                                                                                 (2nd floor) (March 1913)
A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library
        May 1944                  July 1944-Jan. 1945                  Nov. 1945                     Feb. 1947                        Nov.-Dec. 1947



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Adoption of                     Library board meets with       1st designated use of       Standardized system for              1st Kindergarten classes
standardized practices          Township Trustees of           library basement as         donating withdrawn materials         offered in library basement
for materials                   Madison, Clay, & Monroe        Teen Social Center          (especially children's) to           (early childhood literacy
withdrawal                      Twps to expand services        (among other uses)          schools or other libraries           programs) (continuing into
                                to their residents                                                                              the 1960s)

                                                                                                                                Magazine holdings
                                                                                                                                dramatically increase
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       Early 1960s              Early to Mid-1960s            Mid- to Late-1960s                          1970s                         1972




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Renovations to building:     Year-round children's         Library celebrates half a          Development of outreach       Pioneer Room (children's
New heating & A/C,           story-times scheduled         century of continuous              library programs to the       collections) (basement)
Expanded kitchen,                                          operation (1966)                   community                     renovated
Basement floor replaced,     Expanded programs
New front entry & stairs     (summer reading,              Staff & volunteers
                             movies, arts & crafts)        increases
Auditorium (basement)
converted to Pioneer         Substantial increase          Library collection: 14,500
Room (full-time "young       in materials and patrons      (1969)
people's library" area)      (during 1960s)
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           2002                               2003                           2004                                2005                               2006




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MPL launches its                MPL Director Lynn              Indiana Library                  MPL constructs new addition             February 27, 2006:
ACCESS library card             Jurewicz co-authors            Federation awards MPL            (24,500 sq. ft.)                        Grand Opening of New
campaign promotes               treatise, "High Tech,          Outstanding Library of                                                   Library Addition
Library & local businesses      High Touch: Library            the Year Award for its           Key New Features:
                                Customer Service               ACCESS Campaign                  18-station computer lab &               Youth Services occupies
Legacy Links online             Through Technology"                                             6-station computer mini-lab             most of 1988 building
obituary database               (American Library
created                         Association, 2003)                                              Local Area Network (LAN)                Basement & Ground Floor
                                which becomes a                                                 wireless computer access
                                standard library school                                                                                 Community Room available
                                textbook & public                                               Significantly expanded                  for public reservation & use
                                library reference book                                          shelving for all collections
                                on this subject
                                                                                                Study Rooms & Community
                                Library introduces                                              Room added
                                playaways & DVDs
                                to media collections                                            Young Adult & Indiana Rooms
                                                                                                Youth Services Area
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       Mar-Aug 1913                  January 27, 1916                    1917                  1920-1928                   1930s
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Sarah Scott Edwards            Mooresville Public              Library basement          Madison Township         Library continues to
appointed first librarian      Library opens to the            begins use for            patrons use & support    add materials and
(March 1913)                   public                          community and             Mooresville Library      patrons despite
                                                               organizational                                     funding losses
Helen Hadley Ward              Library collections: 1,143      meetings & banquets                                Library collections:
appointed head librarian       (1916)                                                                             8,400 [1937]
(Aug. 1913)                                                                                                       Borrowers: 2245 [1937]
                               4,000 sq. ft. building
                               (Space for 6,000 books on)                                                         Withdrawn materials
                               1st floor)                                                                         donated to school
                                                                                                                  libraries

                                                                                                                  Staff & volunteers
                                                                                                                  increased
A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library
       June 18, 1948                    Summer/Fall 1951                     Dec. 1951                       July 1957                     Oct. 1957




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Library board votes to             Library board allows               1st library book talks        Children's collection          Paved rear parking lot
upgrade MPL from                   donation of discarded              at Mooresville                rearranged                     planned behind library
Class III to Class I public        materials to charities             schools (Mrs. Fields)         alphabetically by
library under new Indiana                                                                           subject (until 1960)
Library Law (Acts of 1947)         Mrs. Marguerite Fields
                                   (Asst. Librarian, later
                                   Head Librarian) is 1st
                                   MPL employee to take
                                   library school courses
                                   at Indiana University
                                   (graduate degree program)
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            1980s                                1988                              1990s                         2000                             2001




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Increase in collections size12,000 sq. ft. facility                      Library installs public       Library pioneers early         MPL becomes one of
                            constructed & opens                          computers & OPAC              "push" technologies to         the first public libraries
Purchase of microfilm &     to public (at 220 West                       (online public access         keep patrons informed          in Indiana to install
microfiche reading machines Harrison Street)                             catalog) (Mid-1990s)          via email about Library        RFID (Radio-Frequency
(early 1980s)               Cost: $800,000                                                             acquisitions, programs,        Identification) in
                                                                         Library board holds           and topics of interest         collection security,
Mooresville Library District       Library collections:                  first public meetings to                                     circulation & inventory
merged with Brown Twp.             32,000 volumes                        construct library
(June 4, 1985)                                                           expansion project
                                                                         (1998)

                                                                         Cook Endowment
                                                                         (Claire & Helen Cook)
                                                                         for MPL Youth Services
                                                                         programs & collections
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            2007                                 2008                              2009                          2010                         2011




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Construction begins on            MPL becomes one of the                  Construction begins on      Library embarks on            MPL is pioneer in
Outdoor Kinder Garden             first five public libraries in          Outdoor Courtyard           extensive use of online       statewide consortium
(outside nature retreat           Indiana to join the E.I.                behind Library for          social media (videos,         of public libraries
for children's programs &         (Evergreen Indiana)                     outdoor programs &          blogs, instant messages,      offering e-books &
special events)                   Open-Source Integrated                  special events              Internet materials) to        automated online
                                  Library System (ILS)                                                create global marketing       readers' advisories
                                                                                                      footprint & serve
                                                                                                      patrons worldwide             Library upgrades
                                                                                                                                    computer resources
                                                                                                                                    throughout library

                                                                                                                                    Streamlined wireless
                                                                                                                                    Internet access

                                                                                                                                    Digital Microform
                                                                                                                                    Scanner/Reader is
                                                                                                                                    purchased with grant $

				
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Description: Two handouts summarizing the history of Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville, Indiana) and providing a timeline of important milestones.