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New Life for an Old Card Catalog? Help Needed

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 14:06
An old card catalog at the John Jermain Memorial Library is in need of a little TLC.
Catherine Tremblay

Sag Harbor's John Jermain Memorial Library has put out a call for help in restoring a vintage wooden card catalog, and refitting it for use in a modern "maker space" that the library hopes to build. The goal is to find a local carpenter or handyman who would donate his or her time and expertise.

Once owned by the library, the old card catalog was discarded decades ago. It was recently discovered in the attic of the Village Municipal Building, and was returned to the library. It has "sentimental value," Wonda Miller, John Jermain's assistant director, said this week.

"Hopefully someone with woodworking skills and creative vision will help us with this project," Ms. Miller said in an email. "It'll continue its life in a brand-new way that helps support the community's creative visions."

The library can be phoned at 631-725-0049 or reached by email at [email protected].

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