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OCPL Timeline - 1960s

 

1960s time frame


New Petit Branch opens - 1961 1961: Petit Branch opens    
-1961 Annual Report

 

1961: Frieda Gates retires as director of the
Syracuse Public Library  
Post-Standard, Dec. 3, 1961

 

 

1962: 1.3 million books loaned from the Syracuse Public Library in 1962          
Post-Standard, Mar. 28, 1963

 

1962: The Onondaga Library System forms to facilitate cooperation among public libraries in Onondaga County and implement universal borrowing privileges for patrons  
- Post-Standard, July 1, 1962


1963:
Onondaga Library System offers films and long playing records from the State Library to 19 member libraries in Onondaga County       
Post-Standard, Jan. 24, 1963


1963: Liverpool Library joins the Onondaga Library System as its 19th member       
- Post-Standard, June 21, 1963

 

 

1963: Syracuse Public Library provides book ordering and catalog services for member libraries of the Onondaga Library System      
- Herald-Journal, Aug. 8, 1963

 

 

1963: Self-service photocopier installed in Central Library’s reference department   
- Post-Standard, October 5, 1963

 

Betts Branch dedicated - 19631963: Betts Branch Library dedicated October 28, 1963    
- Post-Standard, Oct. 27, 1963

 

1964: Library director Henry McCormick declares the Central Library building “clearly inadequate … (for) present day research and library service needs”  
- Herald-Journal, Jan. 24, 1964

 

 

1964: Ground broken for Oscar F. Soule Branch Library  - Post-Standard, Sept. 16, 1964

 

 

Soule Branch opens - 19651965: Oscar F. Soule Branch opened
October 25, 1965
- Post-Standard, Oct. 26, 1965

 

 

1966: $330,000 west end library branch proposed    
Post-Standard, Nov. 4, 1966

 

1967: Onondaga County Library System receives permanent charter from the New York State Board of Regents
Herald-Journal, March 30, 1967

 

1968: Library trustees propose a city-county library to be called
Onondaga County Public Library           
- Herald-American, Jan. 21, 1968


1968: More than 200 8mm films are made available for home use from the Art and Music Department       
Post-Standard, May 20, 1968

 

1968: Civil Service Employees Association recognized as bargaining agent Syracuse Public Library Employees    
- Herald-Journal, June 28, 1968

 

1968: Mediator named in salary dispute between the city and library employees       
- Post-Standard, Sept. 19, 1968

 

1968: Mildred C. Betts leaves $22,200 to the Betts Fund and the Frederick Betts Branch   
- Post-Standard, Sept. 25, 1968

 

1968: Syracuse Common Council approves purchase of Pomeroy Building next to Central Library for possible expansion  
- Post-Standard, Nov. 13, 1968

Bookmobile - 1969

Hazard Branch - 19691969: New Hazard Branch Library dedicated         
- Post-Standard, Feb. 20, 1969


1969:
400 16mm films and several art reproductions are available loan from Central Library  
- Post-Standard, June 16, 1969

 

1969: Patrons watch Apollo moon landing on television set in Central Library 
Herald-Journal, July 16, 1969

1969: Syracuse Public Library’s first bookmobile is placed in service  
Post-Standard, August 6, 1969

 


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Last updated November 19, 2013