Many A Page Has Been Turned:
100 Years of Merced County Free Library
April 15, 2010 - August 1, 2010

"Many A Page Has Been Turned" exhibit will open on April 15 at the Courthouse Museum. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Merced County Library. Like many other counties in the state, the Merced County library system was the vision of State Librarian James Gillis. First County Librarian Antoinette Humphreys opened the main library in Merced and eight branch libraries from 1910 to 1911. The exhibit explores the challenge of founding a public library system and celebrates a century of service to the community. California State Librarian Stacy Aldrich will be the guest speaker at the opening reception at 6:00pm.
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Merced Ladies Library Club
Merced Ladies Library Club (PDF)
First County Librarian Antoinette Humphreys
First County Librarian Antoinette Humphreys (PDF)
Shaffer Building (1912 - 1921)
Shaffer Building (1912 - 1921) (PDF)
Gustine Branch Library (Est. 1910)
Gustine Branch Library (Est. 1910) (PDF)
Expansion and Modernization
Expansion and Modernization (PDF)
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library (PDF)