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1920: 1921 - Okanagan Centre Library

In 1921 the Okanagan Centre Women’s Institute decided to be responsible for a local library (I think that the people who actually used the library paid $1.00 a year). The librarian was appointed by the Institute and money allocated to buy books. Also, in the beginning, members donated books to form a nucleus.

At one time as many as 556 books were in the library. Books were exchanged with Oyama and one or two other Institutes who had a librarian.

The book cupboard was kept in the Presbyterian Church that was also used as the school.

In 1936, the library was passed over to the Union Library.

Source: Manuscript, author unknown.