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Efforts to Organize a Public Library in Biloxi
The following in an article that appeared in the
April 8, 1893 edition of the Biloxi Daily Herald.

This is an old photocopy of the original article.
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A Public Library

Biloxi Daily Herald
April 8, 1893

On Monday evening last the incorporators of the Biloxi Library Association met at the rooms of the Biloxi Academy to reorganize under the charter granted for the purpose. The persons present together with the incorporators in attendance, formed a stock company, subscribing for shares of stock and made a temporary organization and adjourned to meet at 8pm on Monday next at the rooms of the Academy for the purpose of making a permanent organization, to which the public at large is invited.

It is to be hoped that all persons who are interested in the moral and intellectual advancement of Biloxi will not gail to be in attendance. A number of gentlemen and ladies have manifested an interest in the subject and this number will, we hope, be largely increased next Monday night. It is a matter in which every man and women of the town should be interested.

We are convinced from what we have heard and know that a large number of valuable books can be collected in a short time and this collection will be added to, from time to time, when it becomes known that a library is an accomplished fact.

Aside from the consideration of the moral and intellectual advantages of such to the attraction of Biloxi as a winter and summer resort, for visitors to out town would then have a pleasant place to while away the tedious hours in the perusal of books, magazines and interesting papers.

Come everybody, and give encouragement to the work of establishing an institution that will help educate the present and future generations of men and women.

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