New Archives Online Exhibit: Ohrstrom Library Celebrates 25 Years

By - Systems Librarian May 5th, 2016


Construction of the roof and tower of Ohrstrom Library as seen from the scaffolding surrounding the chimney – taken in the fall of 1989.

A new online exhibit is available on the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives website: Ohrstrom Library Celebrates 25 Years. This exhibit features sixteen photographs from the St. Paul’s School Archives collection that document the planning, construction, and dedication of Ohrstrom Library twenty-five years ago this spring.

From the introduction:

On the 25th Anniversary of Ohrstrom Library, we are pleased to present this exhibit highlighting some of these events that were the result of years of careful planning and great thought by many who cared deeply for the role of the library at St. Paul’s School.

Take a few moments to enjoy the photographs, descriptions and slide show of Ohrstrom Library, celebrating this milestone in the history of St. Paul’s School’s dedicated tradition of academic excellence.

Access the online exhibit by clicking HERE.

Ohrstrom Library Celebrates 25 Years

By - Systems Librarian April 18th, 2016


A selection of games, puzzles and coloring pages on hand for Wednesday evening’s celebration.

Twenty-five years ago this week, over the weekend of April 20-21, 1991, the St. Paul’s School community gathered together for the dedication of Ohrstrom Library, which in the tradition of Sheldon Library before it, has faithfully supported the teaching, research, and fellowship of SPS students and faculty since its Inauguration.

To commemorate the Library’s Silver Anniversary, Mr. Barry, the Library staff and Library prefects Jack, Fiona, Hasna, Katrina, Mat and Jerry invite you to enjoy an evening of games, music and cake on Wednesday evening at 8:00. Dozens of board and card games will be available to use or feel free to bring your own games and teams.

Ohrstrom Library’s first Director Rosemarie Cassels-Brown, who retired in 1993, two years after the library opened, was instrumental in framing an enduring vision for Ohrstrom Library. She was an integral part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1991, and this Wednesday evening at 8pm, she will be on hand to cut the first piece of Ohrstrom’s birthday cake in the library’s main lobby.


Ohrstrom Library, from the top of the New Chapel tower, taken during graduation on June 2, 1991.

There is also an exhibit of photographs from the archives on display in the upper level lobby, celebrating the vision, construction and dedication of Ohrstrom Library 25 years ago. Next time you visit the library, stop by the upper level exhibit cases and learn about how our wonderful library came into being.