the first one

Richland Parish is home to the first parishwide public library in the State of Louisiana. The library was built in 1925. The Lambda Kappa Club of Rayville established the library. R.R. Rhymes donated the original building in memory of his wife, Nonnie Roark Rhymes. In 2008, Governor Bobby Jindal  appointed Bibb Ingram, a granddaughter to Nonnie Rhymes, as a member of the Louisiana State Library Board.

Source: WikipediaOnline

The reflections and histories of men and women throughout the world are contained in books…. America’s greatness is not only recorded in books, but it is also dependent upon each and every citizen being able to utilize public libraries.
— Terence COOKE (1921-1983)

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