Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

A Tale of Two Libraries Exhibit in Menasha

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Friday, April 02, 2010 in Exhibits

tabard-inn-2-72.jpg


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


menasha -4-1-10-2-72.jpg


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



Located near the fireplace on the main floor of the Menasha Public Library is an extraordinary antique bookcase. The unusual revolving bookcase was part of the Tabard Inn Library, an early 20th century commercial lending library that spanned the nation. The Tabard Inn Library was a subsidiary of an even larger enterprise called the Booklovers Library. Both libraries were founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Seymour Eaton, a Canadian born writer, educator, and entrepreneur. During the month of April there will be a special display at the Menasha Public Library related to the Tabard Inn Library bookcase and Eaton’s two libraries. The display will be located on the Art Wall near the fireplace and in the display case adjacent to the circulation desk of the library. The exhibit  consists of a variety of printed ephemera and artifacts for the two libraries collected that I have collected over the years. In addition to the items related to the Tabard Inn Library and the Booklovers Library there will be selected items from the Wisconsin Library Memorabilia exhibit which has been displayed at a number of Wisconsin libraries.


 


Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Monday, July 23, 2018

Categories

Popular Tags

ca Wayne A. Wiegand Cam Events & Meetings 23 Brown Deer Public Library Uncategorized library memorabilia Clarence Brown Lester Hall of Fame 2015 Hall of Fame 2015 22 World War I Orrilla Blackshear caly film Inform Wisconsin Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Soughton Public Library National Library Week campaign Frank Avery Hutchins trav Public libraries membership libraries Library Artifacts Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends WLA 125 Publications Elroy Public Library Wisconsin State Law Library Ripon Public Library T. B. Scott Free Public Library Academic Libraries campaign Parcel post Carnegie libraries Meter mail slogans State Law Library bed and breakfast Lowell W. Wilson Library people Postcards Library Buildings Wisconsin Library Association Clinton Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Nolan I. Neds UW-Milwaukee Libraries Milwaukee Public Library Digital Collections Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries People Larry T. Nix Hall of Fame 2014 Ice Storm Wisconsin Free Library Commission Sandra Friedman Dolnick Events & Meetings Brown Deer Public Library Library Trustees Bernard Schwab Library Buidlings WLA 125 Pinback buttons 10 Charles Bunge Hall of Fame 2010 School libraries Public libraries Hall fo Fame 2012 Gertrude Thurow WAAL Black River Falls Public Library Evansville Wisconsin Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Brown County Library Hall of Fame 2012 Katharine MacDonald Jones Peter G. Hamon John Miller Chancellor James Huff Stout state historical society James Duane Doty Rusk County Community Library Campaign William J. Wilson J. D. Witter 28 CCBC Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Appleton Public Library Dorothea M. Krause Portage Public Library Anniversaries Hall of Fame 2016 Ruth Ann Montgomery American Library Association Library War Service Eratus Swift Wilcox School of Library and Information Studies Woman's Congress UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies books-by-mail Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Lutie Eugenia Stearns 21 Events Campaign Wisconsin Library Bulletin Richard E. Krug Pewaukee Public Library Tower Hill Wisconsin 24 Hall of Fame 2013 Bookmobiles Library people Capitol Fire 1904 Hall of Fame 2015 Wisconsin Historical Society cam Jane K. Billings Hall of Fame 2009 archives Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services WLA 125 Wisconsin Rapids Library celebrations Library e John J. Jax Sarah Janice Kee Postcards Hall of Fame 2015 campa Beloit Public Library Suring Area Public Library Eager Free Public Library Gilbert H. Doane Louise S. Robbins S. Janice Kee Jerome P. Daniels COLAND 27 DeForest Area Public Library Postcards Oshkosh Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries American Library Association campaign caly film Madison Public Library Historical Register Campaign hall of Hall of Fame 2011 traveling libraries WWI Library War Service Matthew S. Dudgeon Buttons Cooperative Children's Book Center Irene W. Newman Library People library education Public library systems Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians 14 Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide White House Conference on Library and Information Services Marketing-Publicity Klaus Linderfelt background WHCLIS Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library McMillan Memorial Library Manitowoc Public Library Cornelia Marving Pierce Delia Ovitz Academic Librarians Centennial buil Zona Gale Special libraries Gerald A. Somers National Bookmobile Day Wisconsin Library Heritage Center anniversaries Lutie Stearns Middleton Public Library Wisconsin Free Library Commission Black River Falls Exhibits Library Systems bookworm library exhibit Hall of Fame 2012 Milwaukee Public Library Milwaukee Art Museum Hartford Public Library Beaver Dam Public Library Hall of Fame 2008 Superior Carnegie Libraries Amer I Love Libraries Library History Postcards 11 presentations Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries caly film Anniversaries UW-Madison school of library and information studies library legislation Hall of Fame 2017 Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Edward Asahel Birge Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee 20 Hall Ruby Roeder Council on Library and Network Development Hall of Fame 2012 Carl Spitzweg Dianne McAfee Hopkins WLA 125 Increase A. Lapham

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo