I have been told that in the early 1930's, a group of women decided Menard needed a library, so they went door to door collecting books and donations from the community. This group of women would organize into "The Library Club", which has been responsible for keeping the library doors open for over 50 years.
The first library was originally housed on the second floor of the courthouse and in the 1960's the Library Club purchased a house on the corner of Mission and Bevans street. (pictured below)
Newly Completed Library
Pictured above is the newly completed library. Located across the street from the old one, this modern building has been constructed with money raised through donations and fund raisers by the Library Club. Pictures below are from the interior.
Menard Public Library
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