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Area School web sites:

Home of the Golden Eagles

Home of the Kiefer Trojans

Home of the Beggs Demons

Other Helpful Links:

Mounds Historical Society

Oklahoma Department of Libraries

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Mounds Public Library

     In 1992 Julia Crowder-McClellan, a Mounds Public Schools special education teacher, and a small group of Mounds citizens decided a library was needed to continue the education of the school children during off hours and in the summer.  Mounds had been without a library since the early 1900s.  In 1993 a site was obtained (the old Bank of Mounds building at the corner of Commercial and 13th). 

   Over 8,000 books were obtained through donations from people throughout the area, shelves were installed, money was budgeted by the town, and a librarian was employed.  Julia, Barbara Carter, and Clois Creason (school librarians) worked out a sorting method, and Kami Creason became the first librarian.

     In July 1996, a fire at Pat’s Café left the building smoke and water damaged, causing the loss of many books and the closing of the library until repairs were completed in May 1997.  The library was reopened with Diane Patrick as librarian.  The Friends of the Library, especially Cleo Foresman, worked long hours to restock the library and catalog new books.  The library was renamed the Julia Crowder-McClellan Memorial Library to honor Julia, now deceased.  The library is governed by a library board that reports to the town.  Current board members are Margie Davey, Carol Creason, Richard Krause, Pam Kautz, and Payton Pickard. 

     Previous librarians were KaSandra Long, Jeannie Creech, Veronica “Rocky” Jones, Sue Keizor, and Jenny Chambers in addition to those already named.  

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Your donations are appreciated.  To Donate to the Julia Crowder-McClellan Memorial Library, please call library (918) 827-3949 or send e-mail to: Martha_Stalker@mounds.lib.ok.us


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