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Conway County Library

101 West Church Street


In 1897, a ladies club was formed in Morrilton known as the Pathfinder Club. From its very beginning, the club's primary goal was to establish a library for the citizens of the community.

This goal began in a small way as club members collected books, appointed a "librarian" from among themselves, and moved books from one member's house to another. During this time, only club members could get and use books. Now, in 2007, the Conway County Library is excited to continue to its history of serving the community by becoming automated.

The collection of about 35,000 items will become even more available to patrons as they become familiar with the new system.In the early 1900's, the Carnegie Foundation built 2,509 libraries in the English-speaking world. Of those, 1,412 were built in the United States.

Today, the Conway County Library is one of two public libraries in the state of Arkansas functioning from its original Carnegie building. It continues to grow and seek to serve the changing needs of the community.


Nick Hanna

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
no one is a bigger proponent of the library industry than me. i love libraries; i've frequented them my whole life. that being said, this is by far the worst library i've ever been to. their policies are antiquated and the entire system is archaic. it seems like it's operated under the guise that going in there is a privilege instead of a right. it wouldn't hurt to reiterate, worst library I've ever been to.

Mike Morris

Friday, June 30, 2017
I enjoy this library very much. The staff are very nice.

David Shepard

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016
After considerable dedication, the women of the Morrilton Pathfinder Club received funding from the Carnegie Foundation to finance a library for the city, becoming the smallest in the south to qualify for such an honor. Designed by architect Thomas Harding, the Conway County Library still operates in its original building and celebrates its centennial in 2016. It was listed on the National Register on April 15, 1978.

lesa Mccarrick

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

Claud Rasberry

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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