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Justin Potter Library celebrates 50 years of serving community
An engineering concept drawing of Smithville's Justin Potter Library. Construction was started in 1967 for the facility.
The DeKalb County Library Board and staff will host a 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and join celebrating Justin Potter Library’s 50 years of service to the community.There was a dream by many in the community, especially Mrs. Emma Burton, for a permanent library building for DeKalb County. In 1966 when federal money became available on a matching basis for library construction, Mrs. Burton began searching for matching funds. She found these funds at the Justin and Valere Potter Foundation.