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  • Description is exactly "A series of four Florence Herald and Florence Times articles reporting on the open house of Florence's Negro Library on Monday night, March 22, 1948. The Negro Library, a branch library of the Muscle Shoals Regional Library System, was located in the parsonage of the Tennessee Valley Community Church at 113 N Pine St. Intended to serve the black community of Florence-Lauderdale the library would also serve the black community of Colbert County until the Negro library in Sheffield was completed. 1,000 volumes were available for check-out and Josephine Kimber served as librarian.

    Over 100 guests, including library board members of the Regional and Negro members, attended the open house between 7 and 9 pm. Refreshments were served by the Women's Council of Florence and the Y-Teens of Burrell High School. "
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