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A library was created in the basement of the Arbutus Hardware store…
The Arbutus Library began in 1948 when local residents such as George Klein, Beatrice Williams and Elsie Ijams, discussed starting a local library with members of the Kiwanis Club and local business people. A library was created in the basement of the Arbutus Hardware store at 5417 East Drive. The Kiwanis gave $300; and a new floor was donated. A large table and 10 chairs were also acquired. Alberta Klein, George's wife, obtained more than 400 books from friends and local residents. ¶ ex A Brief History of the Arbutus Area and Nearby Communities | Baltimore County Public Library
hardware  libraries  genre  hardware.library 
june 2010 by asfaltics
John Clark often says he runs Hartland Public Library more like a hardware store than a library…
“At a hardware store, you don’t want to find a predominance of washers that fit faucets from 10 years ago,” said Clark. “That’s my theory with books.” ¶ Hartland library extends reach worldwide (Bangor Daily News, October 27, 2009) ¶ dubious theory, but he is finding success; uses various book swap sites, trading dupes and low-demand items for others; ILL statistics have gone way up as well. ¶ N.B., the librarian blogs, at http://sennebec.livejournal.com/
libraries  hardware  retail  genre  hardware.library 
june 2010 by asfaltics
"My screwdrivers and pliers are all together now."
Bright Idea : Store tools in a library card catalog case, posted to DIY Life by Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien, 27 May 2010 ¶ compare to http://www.jmcvey.net/catatan/index.htm#hardware_literature
hardware  classification  libraries  card.catalog  tools  hardware.library 
june 2010 by asfaltics

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