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Kids Crafts - Last Craft Day will be June 17.
The Chesley Memorial Library held its first Cupcake War on May 13 and 14! Everyone brought their own (undecorated) cupcake to the library on Wednesday, May 13. The cupcakes were decorated at the library and then left behind to be judged.
What a turnout, 36 participants arrived and busily decorated cupcakes with frosting, sprinkles and candy. Those contestants that brought 2 cupcakes to decorate got to eat one while they decorated their entry. We had a great time hosting this event and will be doing it again next year. These are some of the entries:
Teen Book Club Books are ready to pick up now
More At the Northwood Library
There's more than books at Chesley Memorial, Northwood's Public Library, we carry a wide range of magazines (Read them while at the library or take them home to enjoy at your leisure).
We have audiobooks, DVDs, and would be more than happy to procure any materials we currently don't have on-site!
Northwood Fun Facts!
In 1897 -
The cost of tuition is $8.75 for 3 students to Coe’s Northwood Academy.
The library had 409 books
Did you know that in 1898 Northwood had 2 mules living in it and that there were 6 - one room school houses, with a total enrollment in the Northwood Schools of:
In 1902 -
Supplies that were furnished during the fever quarantine cost $125.19.
Tuition for 3 students to Northwood Seminary is $371.65
The Dog Constable made $8.50 a year.
The Library had 1038 books.
The town received the results of the 1900 nation-wide census.
Northwood has 1 mule and 10 oxen.
The teacher bonus for 1907 was $6.00
Money made from registering automobiles and vehicles $775.00
The town had $241.83 cash on hand.
Dog licenses brought in $146.20.
The Mountain School was recommended to be closed by the state.
The school year is now 31 weeks.
The town now has three libraries:
1. The Knowlton Library located in the Ridge District, averaged 23 books loaned peer week.
2. The Centre Library averaged 21 books loaned per week.
3. The Narrows Library averaged 25 books loaned per week.
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Northwood has three hogs in its town limits.
The Memorial Day Celebrations receive $50 from the town.
The Highway Department has $3000.00 to work with.
The rate of taxation in Northwood is $2.44 on $100.
The list of abatements given to soldiers and widows is $429.61.
Northwood had six schools.
Northwood has a total of seven teachers. The total teacher salary is $18.94.00
Tuition to high school is:
Coe’s Northwood Academy $1000.00
Austin Cate Academy $80.00
The library has 2073 books.
The town now has two police officers.
The town owned three portable mills valued at $2400.00.
The town has boats and launches worth $550.00.
The cost to teach music at 7 Northwood Schools is $200.00 a year.
The removal of brown moth nests from trees on highway and private property is $595.71.
The truant officer made $2.00 a year.
We now have open access to a genealogy website! ancestrylibrary.com
“Where did previous generations come from? How did they live? What did they fight for? And how did their lives affect yours? Historical records and photos hold so many answers about the fascinating people in history. Ancestry Library Edition puts them at your fingertips, enabling both research and inviting critical thinking. Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.”
The Chesley Memorial Library now has access to Ancestry Library Edition thanks to the Friends of the Northwood Libraries!
Stop in and use one of our public access computers to start your genealogy search today.
National Library Week 2015 Proclamation
WHEREAS, libraries create potential and possibilities within their communities, campuses and schools;
WHEREAS; libraries level the playing field for all who seek information and access to technologies;
WHEREAS, libraries continuously grow and evolve in how they provide for the needs of every member of their communities;
WHEREAS, libraries and librarians open up a world of possibilities through innovative STEAM programing, Makerspaces, job-seeking resources and the power of reading;
WHEREAS, librarians are trained, tech-savvy professionals, providing technology training and access to downloadable content like e-books;
WHEREAS, libraries support democracy and effect social change through their commitment to provide equitable access to information for all library users regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic status;
WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I the Library Director of Chesley Memorial Library, proclaim National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015. I encourage all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available @ your library. Unlimited possibilities @ your library.