The Preston Town County Library opened in September 1997.
This was the culmination of many years of fundraising and hard work.
Over 140 groups, organizations, and individuals donated toward the
building fund since the Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the
Library began fundraising efforts in 1989.
The new building was named in honor of the Preston family for many
generous donations to the building fund. The meeting room has been named
for Bea Blackburn Hannon, who wrote some of the first proposals for the
new building and was librarian for many years. Lillian Davis donated countless
hours cataloging books and helping out in many ways. The workroom is named
for Lillian in her memory.
The landscaping of the building was finished during the Spring and Summer of
1999. This was made possible with part of a CTEP (Community Transportation
Enhancement Program) grant. The balance of the grant paid
for new sidewalks and landscaping for the business area of Hot Springs, as well.
We invite you come and visit our Library and see what can be accomplished in
a small town with caring and industrious citizens.