Friday, May 15, 2015

Farmington Room Grand Reopening: May 12, 2015

There is nothing better than a reawakening reopening!

It was fabulous to bring so many interested parties together to show off our new Farmington Room assets: BiblioBoard, designed to support Paideia studies managed by Travis Feder and the digitization of the Farmington Valley Herald newspaper managed by Laura Horn. These projects will allow students an others to access information previously difficult to reach through an elegant automated indexing system. 

The Highlight of the event was a celebration of Betty and Dr. Alan Coykendall’s endowment gift to the Libraries “ Farmington Room”. The headline of the event was the discovery, purchase and presentation of two long lost Greek History volumes removed from the libraries original 18th century collection, and given by Dr. Paul Kramer.

We all had a great time and it is exciting to see resurgence in interest in the Farmington’s History.