Lakota library a century old

The Lakota Public Library is 100 years old and it continues to evolve from its start in 1920.

“I think it is amazing. I think our pioneers were so ahead of most pioneer villages,” said Gwen Good, who has been involved with the board of trustees since 1999. “When I did my research, I found out when those ladies started it expenses have been taken care of by yearly dues and tea parties. I loved it. They had the same thought we had.”

Janet Chambers, president of the board of trustees and who has been associated since 1998, added, “I think back then people did more reading. They needed to have socialization. It was a way of getting together and was important.”

 

Get a full story and a decade-by-decade history of the Lakota Public Library in the Nov. 19 Kossuth County Advance.

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