Carrollton Public Library

HISTORY AND MISSION

Library History:

The Carrollton Public Library held open house on June 6, 1981 in a small room in the old Jones store building.  The library soon outgrew this small room, and the owner of an abandoned service station offered the building rent-free.  The library occupied this building for four years, but in June 1985, the city was awarded the LSCA grant to build a new building to house the Carrollton Public Library.  A ribbon cutting and open house was held in February 1987 in the new library building.  Until December 1994, the Pickens County Cooperative Library shared space in the Carrollton Public Library.  Project Read was also housed in the Carrollton Public Library from October 1990 until December 1994.  The Carrollton Public Library has had several directors.  Mary Ann Dill was the first director, followed by Pamela Junkin, Libby McCool, Julia Hillyer, Sue Yarbrough, and Patricia Tilley.  Sue Yarbrough served for the longest period of time from September 1990 until October 2005.

Library Mission:

To serve the educational and informational needs of the citizens of Carrollton and the surrounding area.