Magnolia Public Library

MAGNOLIA
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Branch Info

Branch Librarian 
Edythe Lensing
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Address:
Magnolia Public Library
230 S. Cherry Street
Magnolia, MS 39652
Contact
Phone/Fax: 601-783-6565
email: mpubliclib2020@gmail.com
Magnolia SLP a2018
Magnolia SLP a2018

Magnolia Butterflies 2018
Magnolia Butterflies 2018

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Magnolia SLP a2018

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Drawing of Owl
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ATTENTION PATRONS

Masks are strongly encouraged at all PAWLS locations.

MAGNOLIA LIBRARY IS AVAILABLE

TO THE PUBLIC FOR ONSITE SERVICE

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

THURSDAY

1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

CONTACT EDYTHE BY PHONE OR EMAIL 

ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE.

ALL CURB SERVICES REMAIN AVAILABLE.

If you have ordered curbside service,

please be sure to call when you arrive 

and your order will be brought to the door.

Thank you for your patronage,

PAW Library System

About Us

Magnolia Library began in the height of the Depression in 1928 with WPA funds. Miss Annie Sparkman, assisted by Mrs. Mayme Simmons, was the first librarian at the Community Center location. She was paid in commodities initially. Later, she was paid $35 per month, a good salary in those days. In 1934, a room was provided in the Magnolia City Hall. Mrs Ester Carman became the librarian and the city took the responsibility to pay her salary, which was still $35 per month. A group of interested citizens spearheaded a drive for donations and purchased some of the best sellers of the day. They used a rent shelf for these books. As soon as the rentals paid for the books, they were able to buy more. In 1964 the library became part of the Pike-Amite Library System and Mrs. Annie S. Allen was the librarian, followed by Mrs. E.O. Smith. The present library on South Cherry Street was dedicated September 7, 1975. Mrs. George S. Lansing served as librarian at that time. The present day librarian is Ms. Edythe Lensing.