The Preston Town County Library opened in September 1997. This was the culmination of many years of fundraising and hard work. Over 140 groups, organizations, and individuals donated toward the building fund since the Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library began fundraising efforts in 1989.
The new building was named in honor of the Preston family for many generous donations to the building fund. The meeting room has been named for Bea Blackburn Hannon, who wrote some of the first proposals for the new building and was librarian for many years. Lillian Davis donated countless hours cataloging books and helping out in many ways. The workroom is named for Lillian in her memory.
The landscaping of the building was finished during the Spring and Summer of 1999. This was made possible with part of a CTEP (Community Transportation Enhancement Program) grant. The balance of the grant paid for new sidewalks and landscaping for the business area of Hot Springs, as well.
We invite you come and visit our Library and see what can be accomplished in a small town with caring and industrious citizens.