Friday, November 22, 2013

Library rules (and fines structure) of the Woman's Club of York

This sticker featuring the Library Rules of the Woman's Club of York was pasted to the front endpapers of the 1964 book Forever Old, Forever New by Emily Kimbrough.

Apparently there has been some confusion over the years regarding whether it's the "Women's Club of York" or "Woman's Club of York." In fact, its correct name is Woman’s Club of York, and so this library sticker doesn't help abate that confusion.

At this time, the club had a specific structure for lending and fines. Penalties ranged from 5 cents to 50 cents, depending on the transgression. (So I'm thinking I should get this back to them ASAP. I hope they waive the fines!)

The Woman's Club of York was founded in 1904 and incorporated in 1912. Its mission, according to its website, is described as follows:
"Our mission is to engage in philanthropic efforts in the York area and to provide cultural and educational opportunities for the membership and the public. We are a very active club that hosts monthly teas, programs, and card parties, but our main goal is to give back to the community."
Those philanthropic efforts have included tree-plantings and the organization of children's playgrounds. Here are some links if you are interested in more of the history of the Woman's Club of York:

And here are a couple of previous Papergreat posts related to club libraries and their rules:

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