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The McKinney Public Library as we know it was started in 1927, although efforts from the Owl Club started as early as 1894. The library has evolved from one bookshelf in the back of Smith Drug to a thriving system with two branches across the city. Let’s journey through the past to discover how the McKinney Public Library became what it is today and who the people were that made it successful.
Thank you for taking the Saloons tour of the Historic McKinney Square. For more information on McKinney’s history, please visit Helen Gibbard Hall Genealogy and Local History Center located in the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library.
Bicentennial Oral History Project, 1976, edited by Mike Apsey
These oral history audio files are all available in MP3 format for download. They are also available as non-circulating CD’s in our Genealogy Department at the Roy and Helen Hall Library.
The McKinney Public Library as we know it was started in 1927, although efforts from the Owl Club started as...