The Old South Haven Library and Miss Nellie Stewart

Updated: Aug 26, 2020

Mabel Marcellus Anthony of Casco, South Haven, was a feature reporter for the Daily Tribune and authored a column called Odds ‘n Ends. Here are some of Mabel’s memories of the library.


In the days before radio and television, when movies were an occasional treat and kids were expected to amuse themselves, I read books.


A generation after mine, kids bought a few comic books and a couple of paperbacks, and by astute trading around the neighborhood, kept themselves in fresh reading materials all summer. I was born 30 years too soon. I had to borrow books from the Public Library.