Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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"Gertie" the librarian retires

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  • 1979-05-30

A newspaper article about the retirement of Librarian, Gertie Melbourne in 1979. "The lady who has been largely responsible for building up tehe Bradford Publlic Libbaray retired last week after 14 years of service..."

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Gertie Melbourne Bringing Coffee

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  • 1979-05-16

Photograph of Gertie Melbourne carrying a coffee urn. Inscription on back states: "The library's coffee maker-always an empty pot after story time."

Gertie Melbourne's Retirement Party

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  • 1979-06

Front Row: Betty Noble, Adrienne Price, Gertie Melbourne, Amanda Kneeshaw Back Row: Ken McPherson, Marilyne Reynolds, Sheila Cadogan, Nadia Morrow, Wendy Osborne, Anette Francis

Library Meeting Room Opening Speech

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  • 1981-06-03

Photograph of a speech at the opening of a meeting room at the Bradford Public Library in June of 1981 at the then library location on John Street. At podium: Gertie Melbourne, Zyg Fenik (Bradford Town Councillor) Seated: Bruce Reynolds, Marilyn ...

Library Meeting Room Zyg Fenik Speech

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  • 1981-06-03

Photograph of a speech at the opening of a meeting room at the Bradford Public Library in June of 1981 at the then library location on John Street. At podium: Zyg Fenik (Bradford Town Councillor), Gloria Linstead (Board Member) Seated: Bruce Reyn...

New librarian reorganizing

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  • 1976-08-04

"Bradford library is being whipped into shape. There is a new head librarian with new ideas. Ann Marie Newman started part-time in February and last week she began full time. Anne Marie is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and she studied sociology at Da...

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Simcoe County Library Bookmobile

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  • 1979-05-29

Photograph of the Simcoe County Library's bookmobile, which transported books to and from Bradford Public Library and staff members, Eve, Gertie & Jane.

Staff Summer Picnic

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  • 1982

Photograph of library staff and volunteers at a picnic at Gertie Melbourne's home in the Summer of 1982. Front row, left to right: Marilyn Reynolds, Brenda de Best, Susan West, Anita Sikma, Nellie Dewhurst (library volunteer) Back row, left to r...

Staff Summer Picnic 1982

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  • 1982

Photograph of library staff and volunteers at a picnic at Gertie Melbourne's home in the Summer of 1982. Front row, left to right: Marilyn Reynolds, Brenda de Best, Susan West, Anita Sikma Back row, left to right: Nellie Dewhurst (library volunt...