Daily Archives: April 17, 2007

The Cat’s Out of the Bag

There was an article in the “Suburban News” (check it out here) this week about the Town of Parma exploring a new community center which may include the library. This is exciting news for all you library lovers. It may mean a new facility! Not just new, bigger! More room for books, more computers, more comfy seating, maybe space for a coffee bar. Every time I survey people they say, “get coffee in here” it’s our most requested item after “more books”.

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The Hilton Fire

I was forwarded this interesting video by Don Wells our town assessor. It must have been done a couple years ago, but it’s an interesting little piece on the fire that destroyed the better part of the village business district about 40 years ago. The Library owns a copy of the book mentioned in the piece, Hilton Fire Department 1897-1997: a continuing history book II. The photos in the book don’t really bring home the extent of the destruction captured in the video.

Check out the video here.

Every once and a while I come across an old book that was clearly a fire survivor with the marks of smoke and water damage on it.

Thanks Don for sharing a bit of history!

For more information about the Fire Department, including information about the building project, go here.

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