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Sue at Carver Library <[log in to unmask]>
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Sue at Carver Library <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:33:04 -0500
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I think a lot of our older policies us Library, but for regular writing I
use library.


Sue McClintock
Library Director

Carver Memorial Library
12 Union St. / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974

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On Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 3:29 PM Cathrina Skov <
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> 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