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Summary of, and timeline of significant milestones in, the history of Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville, Indiana).
A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library Oct-Dec 1911 Jan-May 1912 June 1912 July 1912 Feb-Apr 1913 Br ow Si Pu n Ca gn La To bl rn nd at ic w eg u Pu re M ns ie rc ee hi Pe Gr h p tin tit as an Su io gs e t pp n or t 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 M ad iso Ea St St n, rly an an Te C en d d Ch la ar ar y ild So di di & ze ze ho cia M d d od on lC Pr Pr en ro Lit ac ac e te er t t ice ice To r ac w s s y ns h ip s 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system for 1st Kindergarten classes standardized practices Township Trustees of library basement as donating withdrawn materials offered in library basement for materials Madison, Clay, & Monroe Teen Social Center (especially children's) to (early childhood literacy withdrawal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 A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library Early 1960s Early to Mid-1960s Mid- to Late-1960s 1970s 1972 Pi on Bu Pr 50 Ou ee og ild Ye tr rR ra in ea ar oo m g ch An Re m In Pr no no n Re iv og va va no er ra tio tio sa va m ry ns ns tio s ns 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) A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 ILF Co Gr Lib an ns Go Ou ra t d ry ru t t Op st Ac ct T a re c io en nd es at n i in s& ng ise of g N N Lib Da & ew ew Pl ra ta ay ry Ad Ad ba aw A d se d w iti iti s ay ar o on n s d 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 A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library Mar-Aug 1913 January 27, 1916 1917 1920-1928 1930s Fir Lib s M tL Gr ra ad ib ea ry Lib ra iso tD B ria ra n as ep ry ns To em re D w ap en ed ss ns po io t i h ca Us n in ip tio t e ed n 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  (Aug. 1913) Borrowers: 2245  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 Co St lle an Sc Ex Fir ct d ho pa s ar io tC ol nd n di la Cl B ze ed ss oo as d Pa Lib k s Pr ifi Ta rk ac ra ca in lk ry t tio ice g s ns s 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) A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library 1980s 1988 1990s 2000 2001 Ra Ne Te di Lib w o ch Ne Eq ra Fr no w ry eq ui lo Lib p D ue gi m ire ra es nc en ct ry y & t M Id & B Ex ui ar en Re pa ld ke tif so i ns ng tin ica ur io g c tio n es n 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 A Landmark Century at Mooresville Public Library 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 So Ki cia nd E- lM Bo Ou er Ev ed ok Ga er td s, ia gr oo der Te ee & rC n ch Gl n ou Co In ob Up rty di ns al gr an tr ar Fo ad uc a d ot es t io pr n in t 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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