Mr. Gearing, Librarian in 1910 1/26/2022

I found a 1910 Traveling Library Directory in my Mellen Library history search.  These libraries were distributed and the collections changed out to keep them fresh by Lutie Stearns.  Ashland County lists six locations and the librarian: Ashland, Public Library; Butternut, Mrs. Jennette Schoenberger; High Bridge, Elvina R. Morse; Mellen, Mr. Gearing; Odanah, Mildred Parker; and Shanagolden, Public Library. You may enjoy reading, “Books in a Box, Lutie Stearns and the Traveling Libraries of Wisconsin” by Stuart Stotts to find out more about the early history of ‘books in a box’.
Stop by the library and pick up your snowperson craft.  there are just a few more available.  A new craft will be ready for February.
Conversation & Crafts will meet on Thursday, February 3rd at 7 pm.  Contact the library for more details.  Be sure to check our calendar of events on our website: and our Legion Memorial Library Facebook Page.