The Carnegie Manti Public Library

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
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Title The Carnegie Manti Public Library
Description The various clubs in the City are asked to devise ways to raise this money. A mass meet- ing is called. Later this will be put on the ballot for maintainance. 29 December 1911 ... Manti Public Library is to be formally opened on New Year's Day. Gov. Spry is to be in Manti for the dedica-tion. A public meeting will be held in the Manti Theatre. A. C. Nelson, State Super-intendent of Schools and Howard R. Briggs, Secretary of the Utah State Library Associa-tion will also be in attendance. The Library building is to be dedicated by President Lewis Anderson. Because Gov Spry could not come on the first date agreed upon, the date of dedication was changed to January 2, 1912. All business houses were closed, and the day was observed as a holiday. Prominent visitors assisted in giving listeners a literary treat. Musical selections were given by Mrs. Edwardina Parry Cottam, Mrs. Jessie Lund, the Anderson Sis-ters, and the Manti Theatre orchestra. Invocation was given by the Rev. G. W. Martin. 800 people were present, and as many more could not gain admission. Mrs. Blanche Metcalf was the new librarian. Thus Manti City obtained the Manti Public Library build-Ing, which has been a great boon to all who enter its doors, as each is challenged by the thousands of books on the stacks and also the shelves that line its walls. Its large windows emit light, and the high ceilings give one a feeling of spaciousness. In the northwest corner of the library reading room is the Children's section. This corner, the Manti Ladies Literary Club has helped to sponsor over the years. The tables and chairs are "just right " for children to explore a book or relax with a story. Referring to the note of 6 January 1911, the Arropeen Commercial Club and the Manti Ladies Literary Club did get behind the City in raising the monies for the furnishings and perhaps some more for maintainance. The Arropeen club is no more, but the Manti Ladies Literary Club, from the donating books, and having "Washington teas" to boost and support the library. Because of the genercsity and kindness of Andrew Carnegie (whom we never knew) and the mayors and council- -106-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325454
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