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    • Children at Mabel Gillis

    • 1960
    • This October 1960 image was taken at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. Kneeling and sitting in the foreground, are, left to right, patrons Cheryl Serra, Star Sawyer, and Sydney West. The...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-7
    • Librarian and Children at Mabel Gillis

    • 1960
    • Pictured in October 1961, a young librarian issues a library card at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. According to the then City Librarian, Miss Dorothy Drake, libraries in the early-60s were...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-10
    • Reference Desk

    • 1960
    • A moment of giddiness is captured in this 1960 photograph of the Reference Room in Sacramento's Central Library at 828 "I" Street. The library was built in 1917/18 through 100,000 dollar grant from Scottish-American steel baron and philanthropist...
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    • 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
    • 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
    • Sacramento, The Heart of California

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 postcard invokes a traditional Capital City marketing pitch, going back to the 1920s: "Sacramento, the Heart of California." In addition to a large camellia, shown are the Governor's Mansion, the Library and Courts Building, K...
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    • Virginia Bamberly at senior stop

    • 1992
    • Virginia Bamberly of the Sacramento Public Library Traveling Branch delivers a selection of large print books to a senior center (ca. 1992).
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    • Dance Display at Main Branch

    • 1960
    • Shown in circa 1960 is a display focusing on dance. The exhibit was created at the main branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
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    • Library Employees at Arcade Library

    • 1976
    • This 1976 portrait shows, left to right, librarians Lois Schumacher and Janet Larson and financial specialist Robert Wall pose before blueprints of the new Sacramento County Library’s Arcade branch, located at 2443 Marconi Avenue.
    • PH-SPL-ARC-2-20
    • Max and Nadine Dimick

    • 1999
    • This June 1999 image shows Dr. Max L. Dimick and his wife Nadine, standing before the Arden-Dimick Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The Dimicks’ generous donation of 800,000 dollars, in November 1997, was...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-1
    • Ancient Cultures Display at Main Branch

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 photograph captures a Pre-Columbian cultures display at the main branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-2-23
    • Arcade Library from Marconi Avenue

    • 1976
    • The unique style concept of the Sacramento County Library’s Arcade branch is visibile from the Marconi Avenue in this 1976 photograph. The jet traffic from McClellan Air Force Base as well as vehicular traffic from Marconi and Fulton Avenues were...
    • PH-SPL-ARC-2-27
    • Adult-Level Books on Display at Fruitridge School

    • 1970
    • This 1970 image shows an adult book display at Fruitridge School, located at 4625 Forty-Fourth Street. The display was created by the Fruitridge Branch of the Sacramento County Library.
    • PH-SPL-FRU-1-19
    • Arden Branch

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 image shows the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library system, located at 891 Watt Avenue. Built for a cost of 270,000 dollars at the southwest corner of Watt and Northrup, the brick and wood shingle structure’s opening...
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    • Sacramento Public Library, Central Branch

    • 1962
    • This April 1962 photograph shows the west end of the reading room at the Sacramento Central Library at 828 I Street. It was located on the second floor, along with a reference room, delivery and open stacks for 20,000 volumes. The first floor...
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    • Sun Display at Main Branch

    • 1962
    • Photographed in the July 1962, this display addresses the sun. The display rested on the second floor of the main branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-2-26
    • Entrance to Arcade Library

    • 1976
    • This 1976 photograph provides a view of the entrance to the Sacramento County Library’s Arcade branch, located at 2443 Marconi Avenue. The structure – one of the first earth-berm commercial structures in Northern California – was designed by...
    • PH-SPL-ARC-2-30

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