In the early 1950's, the Pleasanton Public Library began as a single bookshelf housed in Earl's Bakery. The local Lion's Club donated not only the one shelf, but also the initial stock of books. The Chamber of Commerce accepted the operation of it in 1953 or 1954, with Nora Brite acting as librarian.
In 1970, the Chamber turned it over to that organization. Soon, in light of the popularity of the Library, the city began funding it as a city department and the Library was housed in City Hall. It was quickly decided that the Library needed a permanent home of its own. Anna Mae Watts, who came on board in 1969, served as librarian through the years of fund raisers and grant writing. Many individuals and businesses were instrumental in the raising funds for the building committee, especially Faye Peeler, Library Board Chair and Travis Hall, Mayor. Corporate grants were received from Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Garvey Texas Foundation, Inc. and Ewing Hasell Foundation.
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