Welcome to our newest philatelic library

 

Board of the Northern Philatelic Library. From left to right, standing: Steve Lund, Director; Al Sarvi, Managing Director; Brian Wilson, Director; Paul Hempel, Vice President Seated: David Bushard, Librarian; Gene Young, President; Dick Westerling, Director

On May 1 the world’s newest philatelic library became operational in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Northern Philatelic Library was created primarily to serve philatelists in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas. Volunteers have been hard at work in recent months preparing its new home at 1116 Sims Avenue. Although it is being established as a separate legal entity, it has a close partnership with the Northern Philatelic Society with which it has a joint board (see above). Members of the Northern Philatelic Society are automatically members of the Library and are eligible to borrow materials. David Buchard is the Librarian. The library expects to have an online catalog of its holding operational shortly. A grand opening for the library is scheduled for July in conjunction with the Minnesota Stamp Expo. Congratulations to all of those involved in makingĀ  the Northern Philatelic Library a reality.

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