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
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Place of Publication: Sarasota Florida
Publication Date: January 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 JANUARY, 1935 No. 3

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


The Lake Placid Club in Florida was
host to the Florida Library Association
at its annual meeting April, 12-13, 1934.
Mrs. Dewey's welcome, the beauty and
charm of the place, the club building
plans, methods of management and the
general spirit of the occasion were remi-
niscent of "Library Week" in the Adi-
rondacks. At the evening session a re-
view was given of Grosvenor Dawe's
book "Melvil Dewey-Seer, Inspirer,
Doer" and two minute tributes were paid
by various members who had known Mr.

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The program was carried out as print-
ed in the April issue of the Bulletin with
the exception of "Some mistakes in book
"Library conditions in Florida" were
considered from various angles, such as
library laws, buildings, bookstock, ap-
propriations, state agencies and condi-
tions in rural districts. "What next?"
by Miss Tommie Dora Barker outlined
present trends of activity in other states
and those needed in Florida. The data
collected for this session will form the
basis and point the way for the state
plan which is to be developed in keeping
with the national movement.
A glimpse of the part played by li-
braries in the recovery program was giv-
en. It is the remembrance of just such
pitiful requests as those related by Miss
Carter that makes the librarian struggle
on in the face of seriously diminished
budgets and increased demands for new
and up to date books on all subjects.
(Miss Carter's paper was published in
the Library Journal 59:462-63, June 1,
Dr. Evelyn Newman's address on
"Contemporary poetry and its leading
spirit" included a study and eulogy of
the book "My house of life" by Jessie
Belle Rittenhouse. Dr. Newman pic-
tured Jessie Rittenhouse as the leader in


fostering the poetic spirit in twentieth
century America. A list of 81 authors
entitled "Some representative British
and American poets" was distributed.
Dr. Richard Burton, answering the
question "What are we reading?", dis-
cussed books of recent years, some
known, some unknown, some successes
and some failures, drawing on his wide
experience as literary adviser, editor and
judge. He concluded with reading by
request from some of his own numer-
ous books.
An interesting feature of the meeting
was a talk by Mr. Charles T. Gay on
his experiences in running a travelling
rental library in the state of Florida.
One observation of especial interest to
librarians was that he found more de-
mand for books in communities in which
libraries were located or where they
had been than in ones which had never
had library service.
The last session was devoted to high
school library problems. This subject is
becoming increasingly important on ac-
count of the library standards that have
been established by the Southeastern As-
sociation of Colleges and Secondary
Schools. Those standards must be met
by September 1935 by all high schools
which desire to remain on or be placed
on the accredited list.
All the meetings were held in the at-
tractive club library room. On the walls
and books shelves was arranged an ex-
hibit of 72 beautiful miniatures and illu-
minated manuscripts dating from the
twelfth to the sixteenth century. These
were loaned for the occasion from the
collection of Mr. Otto F. Ege of the

Cleveland School of Art. The apprecia-
tion of the exhibit was greatly enhanced
by the paper prepared by Miss Virginia
Robie of Rollins College'.



The following list of names supple-
ments that published in the April 1934
Bulletin. Those names marked with a
were omitted from the earlier list
through error.
*Ahern, Mary A., life member
Bohnenberger, Mrs. Elizabeth H., Pub-
lic Health Service, Jacksonville
Cash, W. T., Secretary, State Library
Board, Tallahassee
Chapline, Ellen Janet, P.L., Tampa
Coit, Emily S., In. U. S. Naval Air Sta-
tion, Pensacola
Davies, Mrs. S. Arthur, In. P.L., Dune-
Dewey, Mrs. Melvil, Lake Placid Club,
Lake Placid
Heidt, Mrs. Amelia A., In. Robert E. Lee
High School, Jacksonville
Judson, Mrs. V. R., P.L., Bartow
Kemp, Grace Helen, P.L., Winter Haven
Lloyd, Gwendolyn, University of Florida
Library, Gainesville
Myers, Mrs. W.B., In. High School,
Norton, Bessie, P.K. Yonge Laboratory
School Library, Gainesville
Smith, Alice, In. Senior High School,
Suters, E. T., Remington-Rand Inc., Li-
brary Bureau Division, Atlanta, Geor-


Wellington, Arthur M., Rollins College
Winter Park
Workizer, Mary, P.L., St. Petersburg
*Young, Marion E., Florida State Col-
lege for Women, Tallahassee


Daytona Beach, Bethune-Cookman Col-
lege Library
Dunedin Public Library


The next annual meeting of the Flori-
da Library Association will be held in
Orlandq April 11-12, 1935. Further in-
formation will be published in the next
issue of the Bulletin.


Hillsborough High School

It seems as though 1934 was our lucky
year. Let me mention a few of the
"happy events" that have taken place.
The attendance has been increasing so
much in recent years that last year we
were not able any longer to accommo-
date all the students desiring to use the
library. So, sad to say, we had to limit
the number of recreational readers dur-
ing heavy periods in order to use the
needed space for research students. Last
summer, however, the partition between
the library and a study hall adjoining
it was removed and now we have a li-
brary twice as long as heretofore with
additional shelves and enough seating

space to take care of all students wishing
to use the library.
We have not received any appropria-
tion for books in the last two or three
years. This year we did get an ade-
quate appropriation and have already
purchased over one thousand books and
subscribed to forty magazines.
Even though! no credit is given to stu-
dent-assistants in the library we had so
many volunteers this year that we had
to turn some of them away. We did
keep twenty-six of them and these are in
charge of routine work at the desk and
in the work-room during the seven peri-
ods of the day.
Rose Chiaramonte

Maitland Public Library

Nearly forty years ago one of our
much loved winter residents started a
little library to provide reading matter
for the people who stayed here during
the summer season. In those days there
were no automobiles in this section of the
country and few amusements available,
so the library soon became an important
factor in the life of the community. It
was first housed in a private residence,
but soon moved to a vacant store in the
business center. It became a gathering
place for the people on Saturday after-
noons when they "went to town."
The nucleus of our present library
consisted of three biographies, sixteen
volumes of history, three books of travel,
nine of poetry and nine of religion. The
rest were fiction and a few juvenile
books, making in all less than three hun-
dred volumes.


In the course of ten years the library
had grown so that a movement was made
towards erecting our present building.
It was generously supported by our win-
ter residents and the townspeople. Mr.
L. F. Dommerich endowed the building
andc placed a handsome bronze tablet in
a niche over the fireplace in memory of
his wife Mrs. Clara Dommerich, the
founder. Many books were added year
after year until now we have about four
thousand volumes.
The library is open Wednesday and
Saturday afternoons with an average
circulation of three hundred and fifty
books a month, and over four thousand
a year. One year we were open every
afternoon with a circulation of five thou-
sand ninety-one. Maitland is justly
proud of its library and will ever hold in
remembrance the founder, and the mem-
bers of her family who are still carrying
on the work she began.
The grounds are a beauty spot in the
town. They were landscaped by the
Garden Club and are kept up by friends
of the library.
The library is supported by the en-
dowment, by voluntary gifts from friends
and by money raised by entertainments.
The library contains a well selected
variety of reading matter. It has on its
walls a valuable colored steel engraving
of White Ibis presented by Mrs. Kings-
mill Marrs in memory of Mrs. L. F.
Dommerich at whose home, "Hiawatha
Grove," the Audubon Society of Florida
was founded in March 1900.
Stella M. Waterhouse


Winter Park Public Library

The Winter Park Public Library is
housed in a one-story frame building
painted white. Set some distance back
from a street lined with oak trees it re-
flects the quiet, dignity and charm of its
In addition to its resident readers the
library has a large clientele of winter
visitors from whom there is a constant
demand for books on Florida flora, fauna
and reptiles. There seems to be a great
scarcity of up to date material on these
subjects. We, wish that competent writ-
ers would come to our assistance.
We should like to know if there is
already a working plan for the exchange
of duplicate books between libraries, or,
if not, could such a plan be devised? We
frequently have extra copies which we
should be very glad to exchange for
books that we need.
Our fund for new books is exceedingly
limited. To offset this handicap the li-
brary maintains a rental collection, the
proceeds of which bring us many books
which otherwise we could not purchase.
Mrs. Verna Goodwin

At the joint meeting of the Southeast-
ern and Southwestern Library Associa-
tions held October 17-20 at Memphis,
Tennessee, Miss Helen V. Stelle of
Tampa was elected President of the
Southeastern association.

Dues for 1935 are now payable. Per-
sonal members, $1; institutional mem-
bers, $2. Send checks to the treasurer,
Miss Elizabeth R. Thorne, University of
Florida Library, Gainesville.

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