Improving Their Service

[Note: Extracts from report prepared for the Reading Room Division by the board of directors of a branch church]

After maintaining a Reading Room in various locations in this city since January, 1913, the membership, aroused by the thought of the advantages of a street-level location, voted to appoint a committee to secure a suitable ground-floor Reading Room. This action took place on February 26, 1945. Several properties were investigated but were found to be unacceptable.

Prayerfully the committee continued its search until the early part of 1951, when quite unexpectedly a church member was told of a prospective vacancy of a small store just a few steps off the main street at the city's busiest downtown intersection. While all agreed that the location was ideal, it was thought at first the space might be too small. However, floor plans were made, and a great deal of thought was directed toward making the best possible use of the available space. By careful planning and the designing of furniture especially suited to fit the room dimensions, it was concluded that the store could be converted into a comfortable Reading Room which would admirably suit our purpose.

May 3, 1952

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