Check out library as it marks 110th birthday

Check out library as it marks 110 years of service

Jackson County Public Library will celebrate the 110th birthday of the Seymour Library on Monday.

The public is invited to visit the Seymour Library at 303 W. Second St. They can view a display and scrapbooks of library history near the Information Services Desk.

A Seymour library collection dates back to 1857, when a library room was completed and was ready for reception of new books. Seymour’s Carnegie library opened Jan. 5, 1905, with 2,066 books and 988 registered users.

Circulation for the year topped out at 17,031. Library books also could be borrowed from city and township schoolrooms and the hospital in Seymour.

In 2013, the library owned 109,380 items, including 9,967 video materials and 182 magazine and newspaper subscriptions. There were 19,644 registered borrowers at the Seymour, Crothersville and Medora libraries and for the Discovery Bus. They borrowed 340,588 items throughout the year, including 1,185 music, audiobook or e-book downloads.

Information: Becky Brewer, 522-3412, ext. 1239.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.