Jack Lutz house as a temporary library for Virgil residents

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A Small Beginning
Jack Lutz of Creek Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake has come to the rescue of the town's library board by donating this house for use as a library for the Virgil area. The dwelling at the corner of Creek Rd. and Niagara Stone Rd., will house 600 volumes until larger facilities are available. The library will open Feb. 15. The Queenston Community Association recently opened a Queenston branch in a converted 100-year-old church. The main branch, in the old town of Niagara, will soon undergo a $50,000 expansion program, for which it has received a $30,000 local in initiatives grant.
Niagara Falls Review. Feb 8, 1973

This is Jack Lutz house which will serve as a temporary library for Virgil residents. The library will be opened on Thursday Feb. 15, and tentative arrangements are for opening hours from 2 to 4:30 and 7 to 8:30 p.m., every Thursday thereafter. Members of NDSS Drama Club recently engaged themselves in painting the interior of the building.
Niagara Advance. Feb 15, 1973

Official opening
With several inches of snow on the ground and temperatures dipping to the zero mark, Virgil children turned out in full force for the official opening of their Library at the Jack Lutz house on Creek Road last Thursday. Happily examining some of the books on loan are Hedy Friesen, Janet Penner, Ruth Ann Fast, Addie Friesen, Donna Froese, Bonnie Grundy. The small stucco building generously loaned by Mr. Jack Lutz was packed tightly with adults and children enrolling. Mr. Lutz later handed over keys to the building to Mrs. Gerda Molson, Librarian, in the presence of Ben Bramble, Chairman, Library Board and other Board members.
Boys were anxious about the opening of the Virgil Library too. David Fast, Bruce Tiessen, Ted Friesen and Glen Nickel, back row, and Jim Fast, Mike Schroeder and Ron Penner show interest in current magazines and other publications available from last Thursday evening. Catering to the large percentage of German speaking residents at Virgil, a number of German books is provided. Ald. William Griffiths was among those present at the opening. First registered member was S. Doerwald.
Niagara Advance. Feb 22, 1973

Jack Lutz hands over keys to Mrs. Gerda Molson Jack Lutz, the generous donor of a building for a temporary Library at Virgil, hands over keys to Mrs. Gerda Molson, Librarian, Niagara on the Lake. A volunteer body of Virgil ladies service the library every Thursday, as the inset states, from two to five and from seven to eight o'clock. A large number of children and adults attended official opening recently.
Niagara Advance. March 15, 1973

Counsell, Gord
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Jack Lutz house as a temporary library for Virgil residents

Articles published by local newspapers between February 8, 1973 and March 7, 1973.