Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Morgan City Public Library began in 1934 as a Women's Club project. The club attained funding and space from the City of Morgan City. Donations were solicited from the citizens, and a library was opened in the one hundred block of Everett Street on Thanksgiving afternoon of 1934.
In 1905 Eber W. Cobleigh donated $15,000 to erect a public library building in Lyndonville. The site of the Silsbury Livery Stable at Main and Depot Street was authorized for purchase at the annual town meeting in March and the library building was completed in late 1906. Plans for the building were drawn by William J Sayward, a member of the well known firm that had designed the Boston Public Library. The library was dedicated and opened to the public in January, 1907.