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Work on the King's Daughters Library
The following is an article dated March 23, 1911.

This is an old photocopy of the original article.
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Work on the King's Daughters Library

More Than One Thousand Volumes
Have Been Loaned Out Since
First of the Year.

Biloxi, March 23, 1911.

Since January 1st, 1911, 1098 volumes have been loaned out by the King's Daughters Library, out of a total of 3,000 volumes, which comprise their library..Innumerable magazines have been used. this is the report of Miss Millie Rodenberg, the librarian.

"the northern tourists are good readers." said Miss Rodenberg to a Herald reporter this morning, "so are many of our local people. the summer visitors usually come out for only a short time and then for recreation and amusement and do not read much while here. many of then however are good contributors to the library. we have here books of reference, encyclopedias, histories, poetry, books of travel and fiction and dictionaries in many languages, including latin, german, greek, spanish, french and english. we find a good deal of use for them, more perhaps than you would imagine. from those we have which give the roots you know, we are even able to translate portuguese to some extent.

Anyone is at the liberty to stop at the library and make use of the books there. For books taken out a small fee is charged for transients. To home people however they are free. A number of juvenile books are carried and some time ago when Sunday papers from several cities were received, the comic supplements used to be great favorites with the children. Among the newspapers now received are the Biloxi Herald and a local weekly newspaper.

The library has been in existence for about twelve years, having started with 26 volumes and $6. The growth, while gradual, has been very encouraging. In addition to this library, the central high school and some of the ward schools are interesting themselves in libraries.

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