Book Station in Rosedale Courts, 1952

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Book Station in Rosedale Courts, 1952


Tuscaloosa Public Library


The first book station within the Tuscaloosa city limits was opened in the community hall of Rosedale Courts. The caption under the photograph states:

New Book Station Opens at Rosedale - Resident of Rosedale Courts were on hand last night at the opening of a new book station in the community hall, the first to be opened within the city limits, Miss Barbara Davis, Tuscaloosa County librarian said. Service will be limited to the 600 persons living in the apartments, and 500 books have been placed on the shelves. Pictured left to right are Miss Vivian Booth, assistant librarian, Lonnie Stone, Bill Stone, and Mrs. Peggy Freeman, librarian.


Tuscaloosa News


Tuscaloosa Public Library


Tuscaloosa News


November 4, 1952


Elizabeth Bradt (Description)






Tuscaloosa (AL)


Library Opens Book Station For Use Of Rosedal Courts

The first new book station within the city limits opened last night at the community hall of Rosedale Courts, Miss Barbara Davis, librarian of Tuscaloosa County Library announced today.  Sponsored by the 600 Club of Rosedale Courts, the service will be limited to persons living in the apartments.

Mrs. Peggy Freeman will serve as librarian and Miss Visian Booth, as assistant librarian, with 500 books shelved in the station.  Hours are to be 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, with special attention given to children on these days.

The new station was made possible by the club, following popular demand for books by members, and is another step by the County Library to take books to the readers in an effort to further relieve the crowded condition at the library, Miss Davis said.  Around 160 families will be accomodated by the new station.

Other such stations are located over the county on the routes covered by the Bookmobile, but this is the first station set up within the city limits, and may mark the beginning of other such stations, Miss Davis said.  Club members built and painted the shelves in the community hall.

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