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Andrea DeBiase <[log in to unmask]>
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Andrea DeBiase <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:32:44 -0500
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This is helpful...

On 1/13/2022 3:26 PM, Cathrina Skov wrote:
> Hi Pam,
> So glad you asked this question because I struggle with it myself. I'm always tempted to write "Library" because the smaller case "library" just doesn't feel right. I've had people tell me that upper-case "Library" is all right because I'm referring to a specific library.  I think in a legal document this would be the case.
> However, despite my sentiments, the lower-case "library" is correct. If it were the Soldiers Memorial School, you wouldn't refer to it as "School."
> I'd be interested in what the consensus is.
> Best regards,
> Cathrina Skov
> Waldoboro Public Library
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Soldiers Library
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2022 3:01 PM
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> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Capitalization
> Okay - here is one of my pet peeves - but let's see what the consensus is..
> ;-)
> When I'm writing a report, for example, and I first use Soldiers Memoria Library, after which I refer to it as (the "library" or the "Library" ?) Upper case l here or lower case ?
> Thank you !!
> -Pam

Andrea DeBiase
Library Director
Carrabassett Valley Public Library
3209 Carrabassett Dr #3
Carrabassett Valley   ME  04947
PHONE: 207-237-3535

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ~Jorge Luis Borges