Platte County Public Library System
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Title:Platte County Public Library System
History:The Wheatland Library Association was formed in 1896 as a reading circle by the women of Wheatland. In 1914, the Wheatland Library Association deeded its lot, with building and book collection to Platte County. In January 1915 a county library board was organized in Platte county. Mabel Wilkinson was hired as library organizer in February 1915. She organized the central library and established traveling libraries in the post offices. (Platte County Public Library Outline of its History) Wheatland received a $12,500.00 Carnegie Library grant on May 15, 1916. (Bobinski) In 1952, Platte County had branch libraries at Cassa and Sunrise. A remodeled and expanded Platte County Public Library was dedicated on May 16, 1965. (Platte County Public Library Outline of its History) Today (2018) the Platte County Public Library System includes the main library in Wheatland and branches in Chugwater, Glendo and Guernsey. (Platte County Public Library System Web, 2018)
County:Platte
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:The Wheatland Library Association was formed in 1896 as a reading circle by the women of Wheatland. In 1914, the Wheatland Library Association deeded its lot, with building and book collection to Platte County. In January 1915 a county library board was organized in Platte county. Mabel Wilkinson was hired as library organizer in February 1915. She organized the central library and established traveling libraries in the post offices. (Platte County Public Library Outline of its History) Wheatland received a $12,500.00 Carnegie Library grant on May 15, 1916. (Bobinski) In 1952, Platte County had branch libraries at Cassa and Sunrise. A remodeled and expanded Platte County Public Library was dedicated on May 16, 1965. (Platte County Public Library Outline of its History) Today (2018) the Platte County Public Library System includes the main library in Wheatland and branches in Chugwater, Glendo and Guernsey. (Platte County Public Library System Web, 2018)
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Topic:"County Library Now at Home in its Beautiful New Building" Wheatland Times, December 17, 1917, page 1.; Wilkinson, Mabel. "Establishing Libraries under difficulties" Bulletin of the American Library Association Vol. 10, No. 4, PAPERS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (July, 1916), pp. 161-169.
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