Bolivar Public Library - Bolivar, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 36.802 W 093° 24.645
15S E 463748 N 4162998
Quick Description: Originally called the Carnegie Library of Bolivar, then called, Southwest Regional Library. Now just called "Our Library."
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2008 7:17:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM557X
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 16

Long Description:

The NRHP list it as being built 1900, yet the PCGS shows it as being built 1914.

Privately owned but open to the public. Hours below, but open: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment.

2008 Library will be closed: Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday through Sunday, November 26-30 Christmas Break, Wednesday, December 24, 2008-Thursday, January 1, 2009.

Bad Weather policy: If Bolivar schools are closed because of weather, the library will also be closed. There will be no night meeting, either, if school is closed on a Thursday.

The Polk County Genealogical Society Library turned into a television studio for a few hours Wednesday morning, June 2, 2004. The first floor of the building was the back drop for a segment for the public television series "History Detectives." The episode aired Sept. 13, 2004.

Some more history of the place can be found here: Polk County Genealogical Society

Street address:
120 E. Jackson St.,
Bolivar, MO USA

County / Borough / Parish: Polk County

Year listed: 2003

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1940-1974

Historic function: Education

Current function: Education

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 2:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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