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||Twentieth Century Club conceives idea of lending
library for Marlboro area. Each member donates one book.
Volumes housed at home of Mrs. H. L. McColl.
||Library moved to office of Dr. A. S.
||Library moved to Skye Hotel.
||Fire destroys Skye Hotel, including
||$400.00 insurance money used to reopen library in
the Bank of Marlboro. Twentieth Century Club members act as
||Miss Jennie Crosland donated unspecified
||$500.00 raised for library from sales at a
Bazaar. A skating rink was provided and garden plants were sold.
Bennettsville Library Association established, R. L. Freeman, President; Mrs. H. H. Crosland, Vice President; Mrs. R. M. Pratt, Secretary; Mrs. H. H. Newton, Treasurer.
Twentieth Century Club offers lending library to the Bennettsville Library Association for nucleus of a Public Library of Bennettsville.
Lot purchased for library building on Market Street for
Library given rent-free space in the Masonic Temple. Paid
librarians in service at the library.
200 volumes and two bookcases donated in memory of Shadie Livingston Hamer by her husband.
||Work begins on library building on Market
Street. H. D. Harrall chosen as architect.
Library building completed. Total cost $9826.00.
Marlborough County Library officially opened August 20 with 4500 volumes. Mrs. J. F. Kinney, first librarian.
W. P. A. assists library with purchase of bookmobile to serve rural communities.
||"Open houses" offered at the library for the entertainment
of members of World War II Armed Forces on Saturday nights and
||Reading room established at the Armory for those
in training at Georgia Air Service Training School in Marlboro County. The school eventually renamed Palmer Field.
||Books donated by library for use by cadets at
Books donated by library to Army Services Forces stationed at P.O.W.
camp at Palmer Field.
Bookmobile returned to operation, serving 20 rural schools, 42 community stops and farm homes, 3 stations at stores, and stops at the Consolidated Rural School and Community Library.