Miss Carolyn (Carrie) Baron (nee Van Vliet)
Carolyn (Carrie) Van Vliet was hired as the head librarian at Pella’s Carneige-Viersen Library on 9 April 1906. She was born on 31 July 1885 to Nicholas Van Vliet and Maggie Van Wilt.
Van Vliet, who was educated by Alice Tyler in the summer of 1906, served as the librarian until leaving her position on 1 August 1909. While no marriage record exists, the 1910 census records Van Vliet, now Carrie Baron, as having married Bert S. Baron, originally of Michigan. The Barons had two daughters, Mary and Marjorie.
Carrie remained in Pella until at least 1963, when she was given a Social Security Number. The final disbursement of her Social Security benefits was given in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, which was likely the place of her death. Carrie Baron died in September of 1979 and was buried in Oak Wood Cemetery in Pella.
 Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library, Pella, Iowa, 9 April 1906.
 Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
 HathiTrust, Third Report of the Iowa Library Commission, 1906, 14.
 Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library, Pella, Iowa, 8 February 1909
 Year: 1910; Census Place: Lake Prairie, Marion, Iowa; Roll: T624_412; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0050; FHL microfilm: 1374425.
 Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012
 Number: 485-58-0370; Issue State: Iowa; Issue Date: 1963.
 Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current