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Join us for Number 505 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: Opened in September of 1921

Tuesday: A legislator helped.

Wednesday: School board involved

Thursday: Served the community

Friday: They moved to a new location in 1923.

Saturday: There was a major upgrade in 1970.

Monday: At the time it was established, there were 28 votes for and 10 against.

Tuesday: Louise Dinnison

Wednesday: A property tax

Thursday: 540 books

The Pierce Free Public Library was founded under a plan for school district libraries with the help of T.B. Reed, a state legislator from Clearwater County and a resident of the Pierce area, according to their web site: He directed the necessary legal actions for the formation. In a vote at the annual election, the measure to establish the library's tax district passed 28 to 10.

The library was opened Sept. 20, 1921 at the Pierce School with a teacher Laura J. Waters, as the librarian earning $30 per month. The number books grew by June 30, 1922 from 540 to 1,022 books. The facility was open 24 hours per week after school and in the early evening six days a week. Land was purchased on Main St. in 1922 and by 1923 the new building was finished. It served the community until 1970 when a new addition and major improvements were made.

Over the years many people have served as volunteers to keep the resources available to patrons updated and improve the collections.

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