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Public Library Entertainment - Poster 
Texts  23 Feb 1900,   Poster about upcoming Public Library Entertainment in the Music Hall, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on February 23, 1900, consisting of comic operetta "Three Little Kittens" and farce "Sarah's Young Man" with the Niagara Orchestra performing between the scenes.
Gerda Molson at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
 
ImagesTexts  "Gerda Molson at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library ," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 29 Jul 1970, p. 7  Newspaper photograph of Gerda Molson, chief librarian at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, fixing a shelf in the library.
Puppets are very popular [at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library] 
TextsImages  "Puppets are very popular [at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library]," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 19 Aug 1971  Newspaper clipping with photograph of Gerda Molson, chief librarian, with the children, standing in front of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library (Courthouse location).
Jail becomes library 
TextsImages  April, 1973,   Articles about renovation work at the Niagara-on-the- Lake Public Library, published by local newspapers in April 1973.
Official opening of the expansion of the Niagara-on-the- Lake Public Library. 
TextsImages  June, 1973,   Articles from different local newspapers about opening the Niagara-on-the- Lake Public Library after renovation and expansion. Black and white photo of Chief Librarian Gerda Molson with local politicians, published by St. Catharines Standard on June 9, 1973 with description: "Local politicians...
Activities for kids at Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library in 1970s 
Images  1970s,   Pictures showing different activities for children organized by Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, in the early 1970s. Old library location at the Courthouse. Digital scans from 35mm negative
NOTL Public Library participating in Santa Claus Parade 
Images  1970s,   Pictures showing Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library in the Santa Claus Parade. The participants are forming a giant [book?] worm with a clown in the front of the procession. Digital scans from 35mm negative
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library opens Craft Room and
Historical Resource Centre. 
TextsImages  May 29, 1977,   Articles about opening of the Craft Room and Historical Resource Centre on May 27th, 1977. PHOTOGRAPHS: 1. Photograph of Gerda Molson with Robert Welch and Frank Carnochan, with a caption: "Library opens historical section. The history of early Niagara is the focus of a new section of the...
Historical documents now sorted, indexed 
TextsImages  Spears, John, Historical documents now sorted, indexed, "Historical documents now sorted, indexed," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 1 Sep 1976, p. 34  Article about indexing historical documents in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, located in the historic Court House. Photograph of: "Lynne Teather, left, and chief librarian Gerda Molson go through some of the file cards which will provide researchers with an index of many of the old...
Program of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, 1977
 
TextsImages  September, 1977,   Program of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library for fall and winter 1977. Drawing of library interior by Paul Johns
Unveiling of a plaque "The Niagara Library" 
ImagesTexts  Petrovici, Boris, Unveiling of a plaque "The Niagara Library", "Unveiling of a plaque "The Niagara Library"," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 24 Nov 1977  Newspaper photograph of president of the Ontario Library Association, chief librarian of NOTL Public Library and the government officials during a ceremony of unveiling a plaque "The Niagara Library", commemorating the province's first circulating library. Photo caption: "Deputy premier Robert...
Library in grant squeeze 
TextsImages  Draper, Doug, Library in grant squeeze, "Library in grant squeeze," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 19 Mar 1980, p. 12  Article about the government's freeze on library spending and what it means for smaller local libraries like the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library. Photo caption: "Linda Potter and Gerda Molson check library equipment"
Niagara Librarian heads Ontario Association 
TextsImages  "Niagara Librarian heads Ontario Association," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 19 Nov 1986, p. 9  Article about the Gerda Molson, chief librarian at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, being named a president of OLA, the Ontario Library Association. Photo caption: "Niagara librarian Gerda Molson has been named president of the Ontario Libraries Association."
NOTL Public Library needs room to grow, but where?
 
 
TextsImages  Wales, Michael, NOTL Public Library needs room to grow, but where? , "NOTL Public Library needs room to grow, but where? ," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 22 Feb 1997, p. 2  Article about Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library outgrowing its location in the Court House basement on Queen Street and plans for the future. Photo caption: "NOTL's head librarian, Gerda Molson, sits in the library's crammed seating section. The Queen Street library is outgrowing its current...
Library request on the table
 
 
TextsImages  "Library request on the table ," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 9 Jan 1999  Article about a search for a new location for Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library. Newspaper photographs of Gerda Molson, chief librarian and Dave Eke, vice-chairman of the library board.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Library fate splits town 
TextsImages  Turner, Colleen, Niagara-on-the-Lake Library fate splits town, "Niagara-on-the-Lake Library fate splits town," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 17 Mar 1999, 1-2  Article about public meeting on future of library in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photographs by Leonard LePage and Bob Tymczyszyn Photo captions: 1. About 350 Niagara-on-the-Lake residents listen to debate on the future of their library Tuesday night. 2. Old town residents are battling rural residents...
It's not just books 
TextsImages  Davison, Janet, It's not just books, "It's not just books," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 18 Mar 1999, 1-2  Article about public discussion on future of library in Niagara-on-the-Lake and possible relocation. Photographs by Denis Cahill and Bob Tymczyszyn Photo captions: 1. Margo Fyfe, a resident of the old town in Niagara-on-the-Lake for seven decades, fears the loss of a special way of life if the...
Consensus missing but compromise offered
 
 
TextsImages  Coles, Penny, Consensus missing but compromise offered , "Consensus missing but compromise offered ," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 20 Mar 1999  Articles by Penny Coles, editor of "Niagara Advance", about a public discussion concerning a relocation of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Also, in this issue: *Library Board Deputation NOTL council meeting March 8, 1999 *Advocacy coalition presents detailed compromise to town *Co-operation...
Library delay angers residents 
TextsImages  Benner, Allan, Library delay angers residents, "Library delay angers residents," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 23 Mar 1999, 1-2  Article about future of library and community centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake and possible relocation. Photographs by Denis Cahill and Bob Tymczyszyn Photo captions: 1. Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Tom Braybrook discusses the library issue with heritage advocate Margherita Howe. 2. NOTL clerk...
Where's the compromise?

 
 
TextsImages  Coles, Penny, Where's the compromise? , "Where's the compromise? ," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 27 Mar 1999  Articles by Penny Coles ("Where's the compromise?" and "It needs to be said one more time - services don't need to be moved") about a public meeting regarding relocation of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library. Also, "Letters" to editor from local residents: Ernie Little, Ronald Bayne, Heidi...
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Gerda Molson Collection


Private collection of Gerda Molson, Chief librarian of Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library.