Another year in the books
Hinckley library celebrates its centennial
HINCKLEY – As hard as it may be to imagine today, the Hinckley Public Library was once supported by bake sales – for half a century, in fact. Fully tax-supported today, that isn’t the only interesting story contained in the brown brick building at 100 N. Maple St.
When Shirley Wilhelmsen was hired as library director in 1989, the community building that has housed the library since the Roaring 20s was undergoing a big renovation. At that time, the library was located in an upstairs front room with all the books in another, separate room.
“You had to go down half a flight and then up to get into the community room,” she recalled with a laugh. “I don’t know if that’s a wise thing to take a job where all the books were somewhere else.”
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