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History of the Library - Glendora Public Library City Librarians / Library Directors

The early years of the library are a bit hazy. To the best of our knowledge:

No Image   Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. Shepherd, and Miss Lucinda Brown

1904
No Image   Mrs. Margaret Shields

1904 -1905
No Image   Ms. Florence Buck

1906
Mrs. L.N. (Lucetta Nancy) Suydam   Mrs. L.N. (Lucetta Nancy) Suydam

1906-?
No Image   Mrs. Mary Coulter

1911
Miss Harriet Gifford   Miss Harriet Gifford, the first official City Librarian 

1912-1934
Mrs. Hazel Dormer   Mrs. Hazel Domer

1934-1960 (12/31/60)
Mr. Henry C. French   Mr. Henry C. French

1961-1961 (1/1/61-6/30/61)
Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth M.) Swinney   Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth M.) Swinney

1961-1963 (7/1/61-10/31/63)
John O. Jolly 63-68   Mr. John O. Jolly

1963-1968 (11/1/63-9/15/68)
No Image   Mr. Mel C. Cantor

1969-1972 (4/17/69-5/1972)
John O. Jolly 72-86   Mr. John O. Jolly

1972-1986 (6/72-6/86)
Ms. Constance (Connie) Tiffany Corcoran   Ms. Constance (Connie) Tiffany Corcoran

1986-2000
Roberta (Robin) Weed-Brown   Ms. Roberta (Robin) Weed-Brown

2000-present

Photographs courtesy of:

  • Glendora Historical Society
  • Glendora Preservation Foundation, Inc.
  • Bobbie Battler Photography Collection
  • Glendora Woman’s Club
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Society, Research Center, Calif. State Headquarters, Glendora, CA
  • Huntington Library

Bibliography:

Brief History of Glendora. A collection of unpublished writings, letters and includes “History of Glendora Library by Mrs. L.N. Suydam” (written in the late 1920’s), other hand written biographical notes, and reports about various city organizations. Complied by unknown, available at Glendora Public Library

Darlington, Kay. The Making of the Glendora Public Library From 1903 Through 1930. Self-published, June 1999; available at the Glendora Public Library

Krause, Sandra. (2003). The Glendora Public Library and the women who made it possible: 1902-1922. Unpublished manuscript.