The Clark County Library is one of the oldest library buildings in the state of Arkansas. Its origins date back to 1897, when about thirty Arkadelphia women founded the Woman’s Library Association. With a goal to establish a public library in the city, the women’s work was representative of early efforts to establish such entities in the state. Notably, the library was among just a very small number of public libraries serving Arkansas in the first part of the twentieth century.
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