February 29, 2016 by micheleraine
How does a local history collection compete with all the shiny new books in the rest of the collection? By finding the gems of the collection and working to make them more accessible.
In Wood County, the annual fair continues to be an important community event and he Wood County District Public Library has a collection of fair bulletins from the early 1950s through the early 1970s. Not only are the graphics a great window into the time period, they average around 100 pages of important details on the agricultural history of our area. As part of our digitization plan, we are working to bring gems like these documents out of their cases and showcase their value to the community. Local history collections are indeed something to crow about!