The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library was founded in 1916 with the help of funds from library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was housed in a building at the corner of Monroe and South Streets. For many years, a separate branch housed a library for the African-American citizens of the community. The two were combined in the 1970’s and in 1979 moved into the spacious structure at 700 Veto Street, the present library site.
The Warren County – Vicksburg Public Library serves the nearly 50,000 residents of Warren County from this building located in the downtown area near the scenic Mississippi River. For the period of 1974 through September of 1986, the library was part of the Jackson Metropolitan Library System. When the system was disbanded in 1986, the library once again became a single-county unit.
The Library is governed by a Board of Trustees, whose members act under the authority of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Through funding from Warren County, grants from the State of Mississippi and the Federal Government, and generous donations from businesses, organizations and community members, the Warren County-Library System has the ability to provide a variety of library services to the citizens of Warren County.
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