Miss Wright and the Public Library

Miss Ida Faye Wright served as Chief Librarian of the Evanston Public Library from January 1920 until November 1, 1944. The Evanston City Council adopted a resolution entitled “Resolution Upon the Occasion of the Retirement of Miss Ida Faye Wright” on October 2, 1944.

Miss Wright moved to Evanston at the age of three and began her career at the Evanston Public Library while still a student at Evanston High School. Before becoming director of the Evanston Public Library, she was the children’s librarian and later she was assistant librarian of the Lincoln Library in Springfield. She retired in 1944 and worked at the Illinois State Library until she entered the Mather Home in 1958. Miss Wright died December 17, 1974 in the Mather Home at the age of 94.

The Evanston Public Library has digitized items from its local history clipping file on Miss Ida Faye Wright.