Hennessey Library: Not Just About Books

Hennessey Library Director, Ruth Ann Replogle, sat down to discuss the town’s library and what it means for the community.

According to Replogle, the library was founded in 1938. It began in the office of Dr. Violet Sturgeon, who wanted to create a library. She started with a bookcase in her doctor’s office, and the library came into being as people would bring books for the bookcase. Library visitors can see some of the books that started it all within a closed bookcase that is kept on display. The original library eventually moved into a small portion of the current building, where Town Hall housed its offices. Later, Town Hall moved into the old bank in downtown Hennessey, and the library took over the entire building.

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