The local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a female teachers’ honorary, offered a receptive audience to a well-crafted speech on library trends by Carnegie Public Library Director Sarah Nichols. After their mid-October dinner meeting catered by The Willow in the parish hall of St. Colman, the women listened attentively as Nichols described the start of the modern library era (1876); the subsequent construction of hundreds of libraries through contributions from Scottish industrialist Andrew Carnegie (including the Washington C.H. library in 1904); and libraries’ evolution into such phenomena as bookless libraries, “maker spaces,” “libraries of things,” and other trends. Shown are DKG’s top officers posing on either side of director Nichols: (from left) first vice president Carol Waddle, (Nichols), and president Anne Quinn.
The first of three collections taken up by the local Delta Kappa Gamma chapter during the organization’s year, which begins in September with the school year, traditionally benefits The Well at Sunnyside. DKG members were involved from the very beginning of The Well, and many continue to volunteer regularly. Shown with some of the 260-plus toiletries that had been specifically requested and contributed at the mid-October meeting are members of DKG’s Personal Growth & Services Committee: (from left) Karen Bernard, Carolyn Shoemaker and Chair Shari West.