Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
The Libraries of Columbia and Adair County
Click headline for photos with story
By Mike Watson
The Libraries of Columbia and Adair County--a very brief history: This begins with the old library on Burkesville Street, now the site of the drive-in bank. That was an old house, formerly the home of Miss Sallie Field, that housed more than just the library, including the Lake Cumberland Regional Library.
In January 1963 the City of Columbia announced that the Myers property on the corner of Campbellsville and Reed Streets had been purchased for a new municipal building and parking lot. The building would house, among other things, the Regional Library. The first floor would be occupied in large party by the library, 3,200 hundred square feet in size. January 1965 saw the occupation of parts of the building by the city, but the library was awaiting shelving, and the eventual move. The library was open for service later in 1965.
A new library was constructed on the corner of Greensburg and Paull Streets and opened for business just before Christmas in 1978 with official, formal open house in September of 1979. The new library was designated the Janice Holt Giles Library and the Regional Library was in the basement. This is the building still used today.
This story was posted on 2019-03-07 20:12:11
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic Mike Watson - History:
Historian Mike Watson to speak at ACPL Monday, 4 March 2019
The Bloody Harpes: Part III
The Bloody Harpes, Part II
THE BLOODY HARPES - Adair County history by Mike Watson
Mike Watson: Do You Remember When?
Tampico, Tampico-on-the-Pike, Coburg
Jane Lampton Clemens and her link to Adair County
Silent City 2018 - Grady, Cravens, Eubank, Baker, Hurt portrayed
Mike Watson: When travel was harder, folks travelled no less
A Mule With A Remarkable Memory, or To Texas and Back
View even more articles in topic Mike Watson - History
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.