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Dispatches from Texas Libraries – Mount Pleasant

2017 May 17
by Kyla Hunt

In our effort to highlight the libraries that we visit while on our travels, this post is a part of our ongoing blog series titled Dispatches from Texas Libraries where we will raise up a library and the work they are doing for their community.

Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling to the Mount Pleasant Public Library in Mount Pleasant to facilitate the Leadership & Management Essentials workshop led by Dr. Julie Todaro. This session is a part of the Small Library Management Training Program; registration is still open for two of the remaining sessions in the Leadership & Management Essentials series.

I want to start out by thanking the Head Librarian, Helen Thompson, for being an extremely accommodating hostess (and an engaged student!). The Mount Pleasant Public Library has a lovely meeting room that was the perfect space for this interactive workshop. The meeting room is clearly well-used by the library as evidenced by the longing expressions in the children who passed by, waiting for Summer Reading Programs to start for the year.

The Mount Pleasant Public Library invites in the entire community from the very outside, with their lovely rose bushes, library statue and garden area. Their children’s space is just as user-friendly and attractive as the reset of the library. The library is clearly a place built for the people of Mount Pleasant, and the space reflects that.

One unique aspect of the Mount Pleasant Public Library that I loved was their small but impressive Historical Museum. This museum was opened in January 2013 (though the collections began in 1969), and includes a Caddo grass hut, a hand hewn log cabin, and information on other aspects of Mount Pleasant history. This is such a wonderful reflection of the history of the community, and finds a perfect space in the library of Mount Pleasant.

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  1. Cathe Spencer permalink
    May 17, 2017

    I enjoy this feature so much! Thanks for sharing interesting information about libraries I may never get a chance to visit in person. I’m so impressed by all that’s happening in Texas libraries everywhere!

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