In 1961 the citizens of Colby raised $100,000 for a building that would house the Thomas County Historical Society and the Library. The new building was completed in 1963 and was offically named the "Pioneer Memorial Library" in honor of those people who came west and settled in Thomas County.
In 1999, with the support of the community, the library underwent a major expansion project that added a basement and more than doubled the square footage of the main floor. The library re-opened (much improved) in August 1999.
Currently, the library employs 11 individuals and continues to grow in its capacity to serve and meet the needs of an ever-changing community
Pioneer Memorial Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media