Branch Info

Branch Librarian
Mrs. Nancy Sitton
Mon - Thur: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
5071 Mt. Herman Road
McComb, MS 39648
Phone: 601-542-5501
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Progress Public Library


Story Hour

March 19 - 2 p.m.

April 2 - 2 p.m.


About Us

With the encouragement of the Mississippi Library Commission, Progress Community Library opened January 4, 1965. Charlotte Fortinberry was appointed as first librarian, followed in 1969 by Mary Lou Schilling and in 1972 by Floy Schilling. The first library was housed in part of an old school building. The library was unique in that it was combined with a school, with both being in a remote rural area. Ten years later, a new library building was constructed nearby with funds from the Pike County Board of Supervisors. The new library was named the Alford-Schilling Memorial Library in honor of Mary Lou Schilling and George Howard Alford. Progress and Magnolia libraries share the same dedication date: September 7, 1975. A small group of dedicated individuals can accomplish much. That was the philosophy of Friends of Progress Libraries, Inc., and the 1991 Golden Book Award from the Mississippi Library Association. Mrs. Nancy Sitton currently serves as the branch librarian.

Our Library System can be your home away from home. Stop by and check out any of our nine libraries in the tri-county area. We are here to serve you.