Title: Bulletin - Florida Library Association
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Title: Bulletin - Florida Library Association
Alternate Title: Florida library bulletin
Physical Description: v. : ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Library Association
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Sarasota Florida
Publication Date: April 1935
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1-v. 4, no. 1; 1927-1936?
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Published at intervals by the Florida Library Association

Vol. 3 APRIL, 1935 No. 4

Officers 1934-1935
President, William F. Yust, Librarian,
Rollins College, Winter Park
First Vice-President, Carl Bohnenberger,
Asst. Librarian, Public Library,
Second Vice-President, E. L. Robinson,
Trustee, Tampa
Secretary, Olive Brumbaugh, Librarian,
Albertson Public Library, Orlando
Treasurer, Elizabeth Ruth Thorne, Uni-
versity of Florida Library, Gainesville
Editor, Florida Library Bulletin,
Verna B. Maxson, Reference Libra-
rian, Rollins College, Winter Park


A new periodical devoted to the fos-
tering of the poetic spirit in the youth of
the country appeared in March, 1935.
Vol. 1, No. 1 of "Cycle" published in
Homestead, Florida, is edited by Mrs.
Lily Lawrence Bow, the local librarian.
Contributions by poets in all parts of
the country are included. The editor is
particular to emphasize the poems writ-
ten by high school and college students,
prizes being offered for the best poem
in each group.

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Fifteenth Annual Conference

Headquarters will be at the Wyoming
Hotel. This is in a choice location on
the corner of Amelia and Magnolia ave-
nues. Site, surroundings and service
are the finest in the city. Orlando is a
friendly city and at the Wyoming we
shall be truly in the hands of our friends,
as the Proprietor and Manager of the
hotel, Mr. DeWitt Miller, is President
of the Public Library Board.
A special rate has been made of $5.00
per day American plan. This is for one
in a room with private bath; two in a
room $9.00. This includes the annual
dinner. For those not registered at
headquarters the dinner will be $1.25.
Those planning to attend are request-
ed to write to the hotel direct for res-
Following is the committee on local
arrangements, address Public Library,
Miss Mabel O'Neal, Chairman
Mrs. Claudine Wallace
Miss Marie Louise Sterrett
This committee has a list of other
good hotels and also rooms in private
homes. This committee will be glad to
make arrangements for any delegates
(Continued on Page 28)



Fifteenth Annual Conference

April 10-12, 1935


Sessions at the Wyoming Hotel un-
less otherwise indicated.


Wednesday, April 10


8:00 Chamber of Commerce Bldg.
Address: "A citizen looks at the li-
brary"-J. Thomas Gurney, At-
Address: "A library trustee looks at
the city"-John F. Schumann, Trus-
tee Albertson Public Library
Reception at> the Albertson Public

Thursday, April 11


9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome-V. W. Estes, Mayor
of Orlando
DeWitt Miller, Pres. Board of
Trustees Albertson Public Library
Mrs. A. B. Whitman, Sorosis
Mrs. E. S. Bridges, A. A. U. W.
11:00 Roll call of libraries
11:30 "Why we differ so in what we
like to read"-Willard A. Wattles,
Professor of English and Journalism,
Rollins College
12:30 Lunch

2:00 "Floridiana 1932-35; Books by
Florida authors and books about Flori-
da"*-Leader, Marian Youngs, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville; Book
reviews by
Clara L. Abel Lillian Eldredge
Serena C. Bailey Margaret Jarvis
Lily L. Bow Verna Maxson
Mary Bright Mrs. T. O. Owen
Emily Cecil Oween Sumner
Charlotte Anne Thompson
"The Literature of recovery"*-
Leader, Royal W. France, Profes-
sor of Economics, Rollins College;
Book reviews by
Verna Goodwin Edna Tyler
Georgianna Hill Elizabeth Welborn
William F. Yust
*Mimeographed lists will be distributed.
"Paul Engle and other poets of the
new era"-Jessie Belle Ritt)enhouse,
Conference leader and Consultant
in the art of poetry writing, Rollins
7:00 Annual Dinner (Informal)
Authors in Orlando and Winter Park
will be guests of the Association at
the dinner. A number of them have
consented to read from their books.

Friday, April 12
9:30 Business meeting
11:00 Individual library problems
Separate group meetings to consider
various questions:
Administration: Helen V. Stelle
Cataloging: Henrie Mae Eddy


Children's work: Priscilla Bancroft
Circulation: Margaret Weaver
Reference: Pattie Frost
School Libraries: Lillian Eldredge
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Orlando Senior High School
Address: "Co-operation between the
public library and the public
school." James S. Rickards, Ex-
ecutive Secretary Florida Education
Association and Editor of the Bul-
letin of the Florida Education Asso-
"Instruction to pupils in the use of
the library"
Mrs. D. L. Black, Mainland High
School, Daytona Beach
Nancy K. Brown, High School,
Winter Park
Rose Chiaramonte, Hillsborough
High School, Tampa
Charles T. Gay, Plant High School,
Eulah Mae Snider, Yonge Labora-
tory School, University of Flori-
da, Gainesville
8:15 Annie Russell Theatre, Winter
A play "Mr. Pim passes by" written
by A. A. Milne and given by the
Student Company of the Dramatic
Art Department of Rollins College
under the direction of Dr. Earl E.
Fleischman. At this play confer-
ence delegates will be the guests
of the Orlando Chamber of Com-
merce and the Albertson Public Li-

1. Upon receipt of this Bulletin all
who are planning to attend the confer-
ence are requested to send to the Secre-
tary, Miss Olive Brumbaugh, Albertson
Public Library, a post card stating
whether they will attend
a. the reception
b. the annual dinner
c. the play
Please be sure to check each of the
three items.
2. The Wednesday evening session
is an innovation in honor of the local
public library. While the city and the
library are looking at one another the
visitors will be looking at both of them.
The mutual survey may have lessons for
other cities and other libraries.
3. Everyone interested in libraries
may help the cause by joining the Flori-
da Library Association. Membership
is only one dollar.
4. A souvenir of the annual dinner
will be a printed list of books by "Au-
thors In Our Midst", many of whom are
to be our guests on that occasion.
5. There will be an exhibit of new
books by the following book stores:
Book Nook, Orlando
Owl Book Shop, Orlando
The Bookery, Winter Park
6. Individual library problems, on
the program Friday morning, are to in-
clude the "Question box" type. Ques-
tions should be mailed to the president
or secretary now or handed in at the
first session in order that they may be
assigned to the right group leader for
proper consideration.



One way ticket, 1/2 cents per mile,
good in coaches only; 3 cents per mile
plus space charge, if Pullman is de-
Round trip ticket (15 days), 2 cents
per mile, good in Pullman on payment
of space charge.


New Members


Haselton, Jean E., University of Florida
Library, Gainesville
McNeil, Eleanor, In. Florida High
School, Tallahassee
Peabody, James E., Winter Park
Snider, Eulah Mae, In. P. K. Yonge
Laboratory School, Gainesville
Webb, Alla, In. Flagler Memorial Li-
brary, Miami
Welsh, Doris V., In. Jr.-Sr. High School,
Key West
Woodbury, G. W., Winter Park


John B. Stetson University, Deland
Library Book House, Inc., Springfield,


As this fiscal year draws to its close
all of us are anxious to have as many
paid up members in good standing as
is possible, but we will not have a 100%
record unless each one sends in his per-
sonal ($1.00) or institutional ($2.00)
membership dues immediately. Let us
try to make this a banner year.

Send all remittances to the Treasurer:
Elizabeth Thorne, University of Florida
Library, Gainesville.


It helps the school children with books
which give added interest and enthu-
siasm in their studies. It helps them,
after they leave school, to continue their
education at home through life.
It helps those who have left school
too soon. Ambition burns in every nor-
mal breast or is latent there. The Li-
brary says it is never too late to learn.
It helps mothers with practical books
on the care of children, cooking, house-
keeping and homemaking. It affords a
means of escape from drudgery through
stories which make them forget their
It helps the business man with books
and information relating to business
methods in general and to his own in
particular. Business and books should
be close companions.
It helps the professional man, teach-
er, preacher, doctor, lawyer, leaders in
the intellectual, moral, civic and political
life of the community. Up-to-date books
make up-to-date people.
It helps to maintain order by pro-
viding, for leisure time, wholesome en-
tertainment of the highest order. Idle-
ness breeds mischief; the Library keeps
the mind busy on thoughts and things
that are worth while.
It helps to make the community a
more desirable place to live. It helps


to attract and retain the best type of cit-
izens. It increases justifiable pride in the
home town. A Public Library is a good
advertisement for a community.
It helps to promote good will among
men by bringing them to a better under-
standing of one another. This applies
internationally as well as locally. Peo-
ple are divided in regard to religion,
politics, social standing, etc. The Li-
brary is a great unifier and peacemaker.
It helps all the agencies of civiliza-
tion-the home, the school, the vocation,
the state, the church. It strengthens
and vitalizes all the factors that make
for human progress.
It helps to enrich the life of the whole
community through each individual who
uses it. "Books are food to eat, books
are air to breathe, light for the eyes,
a path for the feet and a hand to clasp
in the dark."
William F. Yust


Bethune-Cookman College
Daytona Beach

The Bethune-Cookman College library
renders service not only to the student
body, administration and faculty but to
the community as well. We maintain a
book shelf in our city hospital and also
supply our orphanage with juvenile
One of the unique features of our
work is connected with the story hour.
We have what is known as the Around
the World Story Hour Club, which was

started in 1926. Since then it has en-
rolled over one thousand children as
active members.
The object of the club is to prove the
value of organized story hour activities
in creating an appreciation for other
countries, their people, customs and lit-
erature in the minds of young people.
The first half of the story hour period
is given over to expression; the second to
impression. A different country is the
subject each week and at regular inter-
vals the costumes of the country under
observation are displayed.
This project has attracted attention
outside the state, attention which
prompted the collection of a small ex-
hibit illustrating its main features.
Some educators consider the club an
educational accomplishment in the field
of leisure time activities.
Henry M. L. James

Library Association

Orange City

As early as 1878 a group of Orange
City residents met every two weeks at
the home of one of their number to ex-
change any books they might have. One
year later, June 5, 1879, the Orange
City Library Association was organized.
For nearly 20 years the library pros-
pered, being kept up by the generosity
of friends; in 1898 the gift of a two
story building made a home for the li-
brary and the Woman's Club.
Miss Melissa Dickinson's love for her
Florida home and its interests caused her


brother, Mr. Albert Dickinson, to pre-
sent to the Association as a memorial to
her our beautiful Dickinson Memorial
Library (December 1919).
The first year the library had a print-
ed list of its 347 books. The number
has now increased to 3369, which are
listed in a modern card catalog.
There is a fee of one dollar a year or
a quarter of a dollar a month for mem-
bership in the Association. A rental
collection supplements this and helps to
buy new books.
During the past year the library has
been open two afternoons a week.
Ruth Whitaker

P. K. Yonge Laboratory School

University of Florida


It is a real pleasure to have the op-
portunity of working in a new school
with well equipped library quarters and
about 2800 new books, cataloged and
ready for use. When the Laboratory
School opened on September 17th, 1934
with an enrollment of four the library
was ready to serve the children from the
kindergarten through the high school.
The library of the P. K. Yonge School
has two chief functions; the first is to
give service to boys and girls of this
school through a program of curriculum
enrichment; the second is to serve as a
laboratory of materials for impressing
upon prospective teachers the necessity
of a good library as an aid to effective
teaching. This library does not contain

professional material for teachers, but
books, pictures, and information file ma-
terial selected to meet the needs and in-
terests of boys and girls.
Should you visit our school there are
three things we would tell you about our
library while you are admiring the beau-
ty of the rooms. First the library sup-
plants the old type study hall for grades
seven to twelve; that grades four to
six come to the library individually and
in groups as the need arises; and that
grades one, two and three are served
for the most part through the teachers
of those grades. However, we frequent-
ly have groups from these grades and
from the kindergarten visit the library
in search of materials.
Secondly, our books are here to be
used, and are made available in the
classrooms during units of work. When
there is a great demand for certain ma-
terial it is loaned for the class period.
Third, we are pleased with our experi-
ment with a no-fine system for overdue
books. A great deal of stress is given
to the care of books, both in the class-
room and in the library.
At this point we should expect you to
ask: how do you teach boys and girls
to use the library? We do not have
scheduled classes in library instruction.
From the kindergarten through the ninth
grade our curriculum does not follow
the traditional subject matter lines, but
in our so-called core curriculum boys
and girls are given those common ex-
periences which make for the greatest
enrichment and best prepare them to
solve their problems as children. This
program of instruction makes great de-
mands on the library, and affords many


excellent opportunities for instructing
the various groups in the use of books
and the library. Thus we have an in-
tegrated program in which we have set
up definite desirable outcomes to be at-
tained through the varied classroom ac-
tivities. This type of instruction, we
feel, puts the attainment of library skills
in a true learning situation, and calls
for a high degree of cooperation and
planning between the teachers and the
librarian. We are keeping a careful
record of all instruction for the purpose
of evaluating the program.
Many of our boys and girls are ex-
periencing for the first time the joy
that comes from access to a well select-
ed group of reference, work-type, and
pleasure reading books.
Eulah Mae Snider

Robert E. Lee High School


The library at Robert E. Lee senior
high school is a matter of such absorb-
ing interest that it is difficult to know
where to begin telling about it, or what
will be most interesting to my readers.
So I will start at the beginning.
Seven years ago last October we came
to a new school, new building, new li-
brary. A large, bright, beautiful room,
but empty. Plenty of shelves, tables,
chairs, but no books. A library with-
out books is a well without water. Our
own Melvil Dewey once said, "The
schools give the chisel, the libraries the
marble; there can be no statues without
both." So if Robert E. Lee was to

furnish the marble from which to carve
her living statues we must begin to get
that marble-books. Owing to the de-
pression (who ever saw a school board
that was not undergoing a financial de-
pression) our libraries have never had a
definite place in the budget, or any fund,
however small, for emergencies which
are always arising. Yet we have car-
ried on. How? Thereby hang many
tales that cannot be told here. It is
enough to say that today our accession
book shows about 7,500 books recorded.
We have met all the requirements of
state and A. L. A. rulings for high school
libraries. Our library has a bright
homey atmosphere; it is attractive with
pictures, magazines, a live bulletin
board, and a (as yet very small) brows-
ing corner. Best of all, the pupils love
We have added shelves until no wall
space remains, and have started stacks,
one at present. The library supplies
books to teachers to supplement the re-
sources of their own room reference li-
brary. Such books are checked out to
the head of a department and circulate
among the various rooms in that depart-
ment until the subject is finished. A de-
partment may have as many books on a
subject as the library can furnish. The
number usually runs from 40 to 75. The
English department has out at present
84 books. Though the books are trans-
ferred several times and are handled
by many people the losses have been
few. Since the adoption of this system
last September only four books have
been lost.
With the assistance of a few students,


I help the subject teachers by directing
reference work of pupils and by furnish-
ing material such as clippings, pam-
phlets, pictures and the like. We have
for our project this year a permanent
picture file, though we have no vertical
file in which to house it.
However, we are unhappy. We are
handicapped by the lack of new mater-
ial. The times demand that our young
people have the best, the latest that can
be given them on the vital subjects of
this history-making epoch in which they
live. How can this be done when tlhe
invariable answer is "no funds". We
wonder when there will be funds, and
when the public schools will cease to be
treated as the step-child of the state?
Above all, we wonder when those direct-
ly responsible for such conditions will
come to recognize the school library for
what it is, the center of the school, the
only department in the school that is
used by, and is necessary to every pu-
pil. When this comes to pass the li-
brary will have a definite place in the
budget and an assured future.
Mrs. Amelia Arnold Heidt

Public Library

Vero Beach

The library, which serves a communi-
ty of 2500, is owned and cared for by
the Vero Beach Woman's Club. The aim
of the library is to stimulatee interest in
reading through a great part of Indian
River County, in addition to the city of
Vero Beach.

The library has 10,000 books and 255
registered borrowers. We supplement
the school library by keeping reference
books for children, also books for col-
lateral reading.
We keep in close touch with the mem-
bers of the Girl Scout organization and
receive great help from them. They as-
sist in mending books and other details
of library work for which the librarian
does not have time.
We are very fortunate in receiving
many books each year from the Carnegie
Foundation for International Peace.
These books which are mostly history
and travel are greatly appreciated by
our readers.
Each year in February the Library
Board gives a Social meeting and Book
Shower; a play is part of the entertain-
ment. Books and money are donated.
Margaret St. J. Lane


A movement Ito amend the library
law passed by the state legislature in
1925 is in progress. A bill is to be
proposed at the next session of the leg-
islature. This is a matter of vital im-
portance to the library interests of the
state. Before any amendment is sub-
mitted it should be carefully considered
by the state library board and by the
state library association.

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who will write to the committee that
they wish to be located elsewhere than
at headquarters.

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