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    • Signage at Arden Branch

    • 1971
    • This 1971 photograph captures the sign of the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The facility opened in late 1971 with librarian Lynn Loomis serving as its first branch manager. In the background is the...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-3
    • The Wasp

    • July 23, 1898
    • The San Francisco Wasp – based at 514 Market Street – operated as a colorful publication “of illustration and comment,” running from 1876 to 1941. The digitized pages are from July 23, 1898 and February 20, 1904 issues. Founded by the...
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    • Entrance to Oak Park Branch

    • 1975
    • This circa 1975 image shows the Oak Park Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 3301 Fifth Avenue. Built in 1929/1930, the structure served as a library branch and clubhouse until its purchase by the University of the Pacific’s...
    • PH-SPL-OAK-1-1
    • Reference Desk at Oak Park Branch

    • 1935
    • Pictured in 1935 is the reference desk of the Oak Park Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 3301 Fifth Avenue. As stated in July 1930 News and Notes of California Libraries, the structure contained “four rooms; a large well-lighted...
    • PH-SPL-OAK-1-2
    • Joe Serna at Oak Park Branch

    • 1985
    • This circa 1985 photograph shows Sacramento City Councilman posing for a photograph wil several children and adults at the Oak Park Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 3301 Fifth Avenue. Just a few years after this photograph was...
    • PH-SPL-OAK-1-11
    • Mabel Gillis Branch

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 shows the front of the Modernist-style Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. Opened in December 1957, it was one of four branch libraries in the city system and a considerable upgrade...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-29
    • Colonial Heights Branch

    • 1955
    • Pictured in circa 1955 is the interior of Colonial Heights Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4201 Fifty-Fourth Street. The 1,100-square-foot branch was closed in 1957, transferring its wares to the new, 2,500-square-foot Mabel...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-32
    • Sylvan Oaks Branch

    • 1976
    • This 1976 photograph shows the newly-completed Sylvan Oaks Branch of the Sacramento County Library system, located at 6700 Auburn Boulevard. The branch’s name – Sylvan Oaks – was a amalgam of two former area place names: Sylvan Grant and...
    • PH-SPL-SYL-1-7
    • Sylvan Oaks Branch

    • 1976
    • This circa 1976 image provides a wide view of the Sylvan Oaks Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 6700 Auburn Boulevard. With its opening in late-1975, the branch sought to offer, as stated in a promotional document, “a large...
    • PH-SPL-SYL-1-14
    • Oaks at Sylvan Oaks Branch

    • 1976
    • A grove of north Sacramento County’s signature oaks shroud the front of the Sylvan Oaks Branch, located at 6700 Auburn Boulevard, in this circa 1976 image. As stated in a 1975 promotional document “Surrounded by ancient oaks, the branch...
    • PH-SPL-SYL-1-15
    • Sacramento Public Library; Oak Park Branch

    • 1931
    • This 1931 photograph shows the Sacramento Public Library's Oak Park Branch, one of 42 branches operating throughout the city. The building's site - Thirty-Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue - was approved for construction in January of 1929. 75,000...
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    • Fruitbridge Branch Exterior

    • 1970
    • This circa 1970 image captures Holiday decorations at the Fruitridge Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 4020 Twenty-Second Avenue. The branch was in existence from 1949 to 1980.
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    • Christmas Portrait at Fruitridge Branch

    • December 1970
    • This December 1970 photograph shows, left to right, Simmie Goldsmith, Emily Islas, and librarian Audrey Bryant. Bryant, a native of Chicago, came to Sacramento in 1942, serving as a visiting librarian and the Fruitridge Branch’s (4020...
    • PH-SPL-FRU-1-38
    • Fruitridge Branch

    • 1982
    • Shown in circa 1982 is the Fruitridge Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 4608 Forty-Fourth Street. The branch operated at the pictured location from 1981 to roughly 1988.
    • PH-SPL-FRU-1-85
    • Art Librarian and Patron at Main Branch

    • 1965
    • Art Librarian Sarah Bell assists a patron in the art room of the main branch of the Sacramento City Library in this 1965 photograph. The main branch was located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-7-16
    • Halloween Display at Fruitridge Branch

    • 1982
    • This circa 1982 photograph shows a Halloween book display – complete with Count Dracula – at the Fruitridge Branch of the Sacramento County Library. The branch, located at 4608 Forty-Fourth Street, operated from 1981 to 1988.
    • PH-SPL-FRU-1-86
    • Rennovation at Main Branch

    • 1965
    • Becky Robinson makes her way through the main entrance of the main branch of the Sacramento City Library in this circa 1965 photograph. The branch was located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-5-7
    • Children at the Mabel Gillis Branch

    • 1960
    • Several children take in reading at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library in this October 1960 image. Resting at 4001 Sixtieth Street, the branch’s inaugural hours were Mondays through Fridays 1 to 9 P.M. and Saturdays 9 A.M. to...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-17
    • Librarians at Mabel Gillis

    • 1965
    • This circa 1965 photograph shows librarians Helen Schweiss (left) and Dorothy Drake at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. Schweiss was the branch’s first librarian, moving over from the nearby...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-20
    • Oak Park Branch from McClatchy Park

    • 1962
    • The façade of the Oak Park Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 3301 Fifth Avenue, is visible in this 1962 photograph, as taken from McClatchy Park. Operating from 1930 to 1989, the library offered roughly 2,332-square-feet of usable...
    • PH-SPL-OAK-1-5

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