The Monterey Public Library was host this evening to a special event for public librarians, the IL05 Demo Derby.
Pictured here (l to r) are Kim Bui-Burton, Library Director, Monterey Public Library; Jane Dysart, IL05 Program Chair; and Steven Cohen, author of Library Stuff blog and host for tonight’s event.
Ms. Bui-Burton explained that the library in Monterey, founded in 1849, was the first public library in California. It began as a subscription library and nearly a fourth of the original collection was in Spanish, she said.
Cohen got a particular kick out of the gong the library uses to announce that the library is about to close.
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