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Shelbina Carnegie Public Library

Welcome to the Shelbina Carnegie Public Library!

What's unique about the Shelbina Library?

In 1916, the residents of Shelbina proposed a city library.  After much debate, a vote was taken, land was acquired, and the Shelbina Carnegie Public Library opened in 1918. The very first librarian was Dixie Dean.  She remained at the position for four years.  During her tenure, a young woman, Gladys Powers, was hired as an assistant.  When Ms. Dean left for the state of California, Miss Powers was hired as the full time librarian, and stayed for 68 years!  She retired in 1988, and another young woman named, Linda Kropf took over the reins.  Linda stayed for 29 years, retiring in 2017 to travel the world.  The current director, only the fourth in 104 years is Christina Bartholomew.  She has some big shoes to fill! 

Portrait of Gladys Powers

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