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In 1940, Monette Library became a branch of the Craighead
County Library and was housed in the American Legion Hall. In
1944, the hall caught on fire and most of the books were
destroyed or badly burned.
The Kohn Memorial Library opened in 1946 and was named for
Arthur and Belle Kohn, who ran a dry goods store in Monette.
Money for the library was raised by supporters in the area
including members of the Lion's Club, Mr. Earl Sussman of St.
Louis, a nephew of Mrs. Kohn. A total of $2000 was contributed by
Mrs. Kohn's family. The total cost of the project was
estimated to have cost at least $8000.
In 1996, the library reopened after being renovated and
expanded to 2000 sq. ft.
Internet computers, fax machine ($1.00/page), copy machine
(15¢/page), brief reference questions answered by phone.
Children's storytime and reading clubs during the summer
months of June and July. Special presented upon request.