Bolivar County Library System

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Bolivar County Library System

  1. 1. BOLIVAR COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Established 1958 THE MISSION OF THE BOLIVAR COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM IS TO SERVE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS PROMOTING EASILY ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICES, AND PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO MEET THE COUNTY’S EVOLVING EDUCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL, AND CULTURAL NEEDS. WWW.BOLIVAR.LIB.MS.US
  2. 2. Brief History  “Bring Cleveland Up-to-Date ----- The D.A.R. asks your cooperation. March 18th, a house- to-house canvass will be made to solicit books and members for a Public Library. Adult membership $1.50; children $.50. Mrs. R. B. Johnson, Regent; Mrs. R. N. Somerville, Chairman.” (1917)  First Library was in a room at the Methodist Church  Early libraries were established in Rosedale, Merigold and a Carnegie Building in Mound Bayou
  3. 3. HISTORY  Established as a Library System by the Board of Supervisors in November 1958 Governed by a 5 member administrative board appointed by  the Board of Supervisors  First there were branches and a bookmobile that served the communities Some branches have advisory boards  Cleveland Library Commission   Rosedale Advisory Board  Shelby Advisory Board
  4. 4. HISTORY  First Director was LePoint Smith  Since 2000  Mound Bayou Public Library opened in the St. Gabriel Mercy Center in 2002  Benoit Public Library was expanded and remodeled with the assistance of the Friends of the Library in 2004.  After the Gunnison Public Library was burned, along with city hall, a new building to house the library and city hall was built by the city. The library was reopened in 2005.
  5. 5. History The Field Memorial Library in Shaw was burned twice and  after fund raisers by the citizens and the city of Shaw, a store front library was opened in 2005. Thema Rayner Memorial Library in Merigold was remodeled  with funding from the city in 2007. R.T. Hollingsworth Library in Shelby renovated the meeting  room with a grant from the Department of Archives and History and the Citizens of Shelby. Robinson-Carpenter Memorial Library in Cleveland received a  renovation and new roof in 2008 with funds from the City of Cleveland.
  6. 6. Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 6:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00 Saturday 9:00 – 1:00 662-843-2774 (phone) 662-843-4701 (fax) ROBINSON-CARPENTER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
  7. 7. HOURS: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1 :00 – 5:00 662-742-3112 (phone/fax) BENOIT PUBLIC LIBRARY
  8. 8. Hours: Monday – Wednesday 10:00 – 5:00 Friday 12:00 – 5:00 662-759-6332 (phone/fax) ROSEDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
  9. 9. HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 662-747-2201 (phone/fax) GUNNISON PUBLIC LIBRARY
  10. 10. HOURS: Monday and Wednesday 10:00 – 5:00 Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 662-754-4597 (phone/fax) FIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY SHAW
  11. 11. HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 662-748-2105 (phone/fax) THELMA RAYNER MEMORIAL LIBRARY MERIGOLD
  12. 12. HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 662-741-3255 (phone) MOUND BAYOU PUBLIC LIBRARY
  13. 13. HOURS: Monday and Wednesday 10:00 – 5:00 Friday 12:00 – 5:00 662-398-7748 (phone/fax) DR. ROBERT T. HOLLINGSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY SHELBY
  14. 14. SERVICES • Books, Magazines, CDs,  Free Public Access Books on Computers Tape, Videos, Newspaper Faxing  s Black and White and  Color Print and Copies ONLINE RESOURCES Free Use of Meeting   MAGNOLIA Rooms  Ancestry Plus Free loans of materials  from other libraries  Oxford American Afro-American  Learning Express
  15. 15. SERVICES  Story Hour  Special Programming at Branches  Summer Library Program  Membership as a Dancing Rabbit Library  Teen Advisory Group  Programs for all ages
  16. 16. Funding Mississippi Library Commission $125,543 (20%) Bolivar County $289,200 (47%) Cleveland Mississippi Library $125,647 (20%) Commission Bolivar County Rosedale $10,800 (2%) Cleveland Shaw Rosedale $16,000 (3%) Shaw Shelby Shelby $17,000 (3%) Miscellaneous Miscellaneous $32,900 (5%) Total $617,090
  17. 17. EXPENDITURES  Personnel Personnel $400,425 (65%)  Utilities, Supplies, C omputer  Utilities, Supplies, Comp Maintenance Materials uter Maintenance $182,898 (30%)   Materials $34,000 (6%)   Total $617,323
  18. 18. The Future •S M A L L J O B A N D B U S I N E S S C E N T E R I N F O R M A T I O N •M O R E P R O G R A M S F O R T H E P U B L I C •B O O K C L U B O R L U N C H E O N W I T H B O O K S

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