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Petone Municipal Library, 1949 (1st of 4)

Petone Municipal Library, 1949

In 1949 Petone Municipal Library switched from a subscription system, under which members had to pay regular subscription fees, to a 'free and rental' system. Subscription fees were abolished and members paid to take out only certain books, while most were free to borrow. This is Mrs Poole of Days Bay borrowing books under the new system. She is served by librarian S. Calvert. Another librarian, C. Tolley, stands to the left of Mrs Poole. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Julia Millen, 'Libraries - Public libraries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Julia Millen, published 22 Oct 2014