Library doesn't slow down as it celebrates 100 years
October 28, 2021
Wrangell’s public library is 100 years old this week and ready to turn the page for its next century.
The library’s history includes several chapters, starting with 802 books on the shelves on opening night Oct. 31, 1921, about equal to the 821 residents counted in the 1920 census. It must have been a long wait for popular books back then.
Members of the Wrangell Civic Club led the movement to open a library. The town was just 18 years old and ready for a library, which shared the building at the site where the senior center is now located.
The books moved into new quarters a decade lat...