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Glendale Public Library History
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    • Velma Teague, 1966

    • Velma Teague, 1966
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    • Librarians--Glendale, Az.
    • Velma Teague a few years before she passed away in 1969, two years before the Velma Teague Library was completed.
    • Velma Teague, Library Namesake

    • Velma Teague, Library Namesake
    • Unknown
    • Librarians--Glendale, Az.
    • A picture of Glendale's first hired librarian and namesake of Glendale Public Library's first branch. Previous libraries were housed in vacant buildings around downtown Glendale. The last of which Velma had rebuilt to replace the old structure. ...
    • Velma Teague, 1955

    • Velma Teague, 1955
    • Unknown
    • Librarians--Glendale, Az.
    • A picture of Velma Teague at the Glendale Library Reference Desk. She was the namesake of Glendale Public Library's first branch. She lobbied to have the current Velma Teague library built in the mid-1960s. She did not live to see the grand...
    • First Glendale Library

    • First Glendale Library
    • Unknown
    • Libraries--Glendale, Az. Librarians
    • In 1895, Vic Messenger, a member of the first class of Stanford University, came to Glendale to manage Ryder Lumber and Hardware Company. With him, he carried 400 books, all of which he donated as the first library collection available to the...
    • Western Union Telegram

    • Western Union Telegram
    • Hayden, Carl
    • Telegrams; Senators; Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • This wire was sent on August 24, 1937 to George Locke, City Councilman alerting him of the release of $4909 in grant money and a loan of $6000 from the federal government to expand the Glendale Public Library which was in very poor condition. The...
    • Foothills Library Groundbreaking

    • Foothills Library Groundbreaking
    • Unknown
    • Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • Groundbreaking of Foothills Branch Library was held on July 27th, 1998 at 7:30 a.m. The photograph shows Midwestern University to the North. The participants in the groundbreaking ceremony were: Becky Jordan-Library Board Member; Shelly...
    • Glendale Library Report, 1936-37

    • Glendale Library Report, 1936-37
    • Mrs. J.O. Teague
    • Librarians--Glendale, Az.; Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • This report from the Glendale Public Library was submitted to the Mayor and City Council in 1937. This document was a request for an increased library budget and a much needed expansion to the building. The document used statistics to show...
    • First Constructed Library

    • First Constructed Library
    • Unknown
    • Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • The new library building was constructed in Murphy Park in 1938. It was brick, stuccoed, and painted white, and distinctly Spanish in style. The library director for most of the life of this library was Velma Teague. When the structure was...
    • Foothills Library

    • Foothills Library
    • Unknown
    • Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • On July 22, 1999, the Foothills Branch Library became the third branch of the Glendale Public Library system. The 33,500 square foot opened in the northern sector of Glendale on 57th Avenue just north of Union Hills Road. It was the first library...
    • Main Library

    • Main Library
    • Unknown
    • Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • The second branch of the Glendale Public Library system was opened In June 1987. It is located next to Sahuaro Ranch Park because of this the library is continually frequented by many peacocks, as well as patrons. The director of the 65,000...
    • Main Library Peacock

    • Main Library Peacock
    • Unknown
    • Peacocks; Birds; Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • The peacock has become somewhat of a symbol of the Glendale Public Library system. The Main Branch Library has frequent visits from these beautiful birds. They can be found grazing in the lawn in front of the library or wandering through our...
    • Main Library Groundbreaking and Thelma Heatwole

    • Main Library Groundbreaking and Thelma Heatwole
    • Unknown
    • Librarians--Glendale, Az.; Libraries--Glendale, Az., Authors
    • The groundbreaking of the Main Branch Library was on April 7, 1986. In attendance was the Glendale Public Library Director, Rodeane Widom (right), and author Thelma Margaret Heatwole who served as a reporter for the Glendale News Herald in 1946...
    • Sue Komernicky, Library Director, 2007-Present

    • Sue Komernicky, Library Director, 2007-Present
    • Unknown
    • Librarians--Glendale, Az.; Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • Sue Komernicky started as an adult reference librarian at the Velma Teague Branch Library in 1982. In the mid-1980's she was promoted to Library Manager. In 1999, Sue became the Library Manager of the newly constructed Foothills Branch Library. ...
    • Velma Teague Library

    • Velma Teague Library
    • Unknown
    • Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • A major turning point for the library occurred on June 1st, 1935, when Velma Teague was hired. Velma lobbied in the mid 1960's for a new 15,000 sq. ft. building that would rival Phoenix Public Library's recently opened Palo Verde Branch in...
    • Glendale Library Adult & Children's Reference Area, 1950s

    • Glendale Library Adult & Children's Reference Area, 1950s
    • Unknown
    • Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • This is a photograph from the inside the library that was constructed before Velma Teague's current library building. A library clerk is processing books at the round table in the children's area. We are also looking at the reference area in the...
    • Glendale Library Story Time, 1950s

    • Glendale Library Story Time, 1950s
    • Unknown
    • Librarians--Glendale, Az.; Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • A picture of an early story time. The woman standing in the middle is Velma Teague. The other two women are teachers from Unit I, an early elementary school in Glendale. Mrs.Teague's niece, Mary Ellen LeGendre, is the one telling the story. She...
    • Class Visit to Glendale Library, 1950s

    • Class Visit to Glendale Library, 1950s
    • Unknown
    • Librarians--Glendale, Az.; Libraries--Glendale, Az.
    • A class from Unit 1, an early elementary school in Glendale was visiting the Glendale Library. The three women in the back from left to right are: Velma Teague, Barbara Ellis (a library employee) and Vera Logan (a teacher from Unit I).

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