Watertown Library Now Offering Digital Copies of Yearbooks, More

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Watertown Free Public Library.

Charlie Breitrose

Watertown Free Public Library.

The Watertown Free Public Library will offer a new digital resource to look at historic Watertown High School yearbooks and has plans to add more resources.

Through BiblioBoard, library users can view various WHS yearbooks from 1925 and 1958. Find pictures of yourself or family members in old editions of The Annual.

Highlights from The Annual include everything from photos of the high school’s marching band in a 1955 parade to advertisements from beloved local businesses such as one for a prom dress from Mary Burns’ formal boutique for only $19.95, according to the announcement.

Users can access BiblioBoard through the library’s website (watertownlib.org) or synch with the device of their choice, including the iPad, iPad mini, Kindle Fire, Galaxy, Nexus and more.

Mitchell Davis, founder and Chief Business Officer of BiblioLabs, said new resource will enhance Watertown Free Public Library patrons’ reading and learning experience.

“BiblioBoard gives the Watertown Free Public Library a competitive edge by capturing the attention of patrons in a fast-moving digital world,” he said.

The library encourages patrons to “learn how things have changed over time and what has stayed the same” in the town through these digital exhibits, said library spokeswoman Sara Wiedeman. The WFPL plans on diversifying their content by adding more collections of photos and documents from their local history files.

“We have so many things we’ll continue to digitize such as annual reports, photographs, newspapers and much more. We’re hoping to also add self-published books by local authors such as Hugh Howey,” she said.

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