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Logansport-Cass County Public Library

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The Logansport Cass County Public Library is filled with study and reading areas for your use.


Logansport-Cass County Public Library

  • 1890 -First library tax was levied
  • Nov. 1, 1894 -Library opened in a building on the present site with 1450 volumes.
  • 1901 -Arrangements were completed with Mr. Andrew Carnegie for $35,000 to build a new library building
  • Aug. 1, 1904 -Work completed on new building made of Indiana Bedford stone in a classic style of architecture. The library had 14,500 volumes and loaned 30,000 volumes annually.
  • 1918 -The library became a county library.
  • 1920 -Steel stacks were moved to the basement for additional room and an elevator was added.
  • 1922 -A mezzanine floor was installed with additional book stacks.
  • 1924 -The County Book Wagon burned in a garage fire.
  • 1926 -The mezzanine floor was enlarged with additional book stacks.
  • 1939 -Funds left to the library by Mrs. Ruth Winters were used to remodel the interior and add a balcony. The library had 77,794 volumes and loaned 329,485 volumes annually.
  • March 17, 1941 -A tragic fire destroyed the building and 25,000 volumes from the collection.
  • Sept. 25, 1942 -The community celebrated the formal opening of the new building.
  • 1947 -A new Indiana Library Law was passed to strengthen library service statewide.
  • 1964 -A $150,000 new addition to the Library was completed.
  • 1966 -The School Board converted and merged with the County Library Board under the 1947 Library Law.
  • 1970-72 -A $246,604 Randtriever was added and a $109,997 building project was completed.
  • 1977 -The Maiben Building was purchased for $30,000.
  • 1982 -Annexation was completed with a microfiche room and 25,000 volumes of book shelving.

Internet Access

The Logansport Cass County Public Library offers 30 patron computers with high-speed internet access, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and commonly used Microsoft Office programs. For those who are strictly interested in word processing, the library also offers one computer designated for word processing only.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Mon9:00 AM9:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM9:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM9:00 PM
Thr9:00 AM9:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM9:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM6:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM6:00 PM
Notes: None Listed


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