Meigs District Library digitizing yearbooks

By Lindsay Kriz -

POMEROY — The Meigs County District Public Library is hoping to collect as many local school yearbooks as possible in order to create a digital collection for family history research.

And they need your help.

The library, located in Pomeroy, is looking to borrow yearbooks from former area students to fill the gaps that the library doesn’t yet have in their collection.

The library is currently looking for the following yearbooks: Pomeroy Schools class of 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1941 and 1967, Middleport Schools between 1951 and 1961; Meigs Schools class of 1982, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2015; Southern Schools class of 1981, 1986, 2005, 2006, 2008-2013; Racine Schools class of 1918-1936, 1939, 1943, 1949, 1951, 1952 and 1955; Eastern Schools class of 1965-1968, 1970-1972, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987-1989, 1991, 1992 and 2015; any Chester Schools class yearbooks; and any Rutland School classes that are not from 1937, 1939 and 1941.

The digitizing of books might take about eight weeks. Chelsea Poole, assistant director at the library, said their goal is to provide access to the project outside of the library, but more will be known once the yearbooks are digitized. Poole said that since newer books are easier to acquire, the library is mainly focusing on the older books, although they will take any of the ones listed.

Anyone interested in letting the library borrow their yearbooks can bring the books by the Pomeroy office. For any questions call 740-992-5813.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

By Lindsay Kriz

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