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women at desk, card catalog and shelves, Digital ID 100965, New York Public LibraryThe Tottenville Branch–From NYPL Digital Gallery-No date given.

The branch was renovated in 1993 and has new shelving, but the pattern of the shelving is the same. The chandeliers were gone the first time I clustered at Tottenville in the mid-1980s, replaced by ugly fluorescent lighting. Chandeliers were designed for the renovation. The designers worked from old photos. The circ desk has the same horseshoe shape, but it is in a different position. The front door is to the left of the picture.

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My first Library

Oh does that picture of the inside of the library look familiar! I'm still connected with libraries -- on Library Commission and Friends of the Library of where I live now. You may have my TV any day but n*o*t my library card. Margie of 667 Rockaway Street (which might even count as historical)

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