Library History - Early Public Library, 1900-1914

  • Early Charter Years, 1901 to 1914:  The Smith-Bailey-Canfield-Early Carnegie Era (Centennial Research Digest:  PML History in Summary Form, Part II), by Mark Rothenberg (Patchogue-Medford Library.  [Celia M. Hastings] Local History Room; PML Centennial Collection)
  • Patchogue Library Bookplate (1904). (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)  - Found in A Handbook of Oratory, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, William Vincent Byers, ed.  St. Louis; Chicago:  Ferd. P. Kaiser, 1901.  Very likely donated to the Library by Edwin Bailey, Sr.  The bookplate describes borrowing policies and hours in the earliest days of the public library; quite different, and far more restrictive, than today.