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About Us

Our Mission Statement


Our mission is to preserve our history by collecting, organizing, and maintaining local family histories, county records, and other items vital to our understanding of our past. Therefore, the library is concerned with providing access to all the genealogy and local history materials which it has available, while simultaneously expanding, securing, and preserving the collection.


Our Board of Trustees


President: Frances R. Mefford

Vice President: D. Andrew Comfort

Vice President: Steven Graber

Treasurer: John Haggarty, II

Secretary: Marianne Reynolds


Our Available Resources


Research tables equipped with electrical hook ups for computers

Display cases for genealogy and related family and local history exhibits
Vertical files for photographs and other genealogy-related information; such as related family and local history
Flat file cabinets for large maps and photographs
Microfilm cabinets
AV room to record oral history interviews, preview audio/video genealogy, and related family and local history
Three patron microfilm readers
Two patron microfilm reader-printers
Copier with digital capabilities
Porta-trace light, which aids in identifying subjects in photographs
Flat file storage units
Two archival storage rooms
Aileen Willennar Learning Lab for meetings and programs with distance learning and online training resources
Microfilm camera to produce microfilm of materials
Distinctive Thermal-pane windows with state-of-the-art UV protection
Specialized temperature controlled heating and cooling
Three patron computers with Internet access
Subscription to genealogy research online service