1912 Miss Lena reports that, for the first time, the library was clear of debt. The library closed on May 26th out of respect for the late Walter E. Striplin.
1913 The Library gets a phone.
It was exciting to watch the library grow and be appreciated! I was terribly grieved at the passing of Mr. Striplin - he did so much for the library. A telephone is a terribly noisy thing for a library, but a necessary evil I'm afraid.