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Price James Library

Library Mission & History

The mission and the history of the Price James Library.

The mission of the Price James Library is to provide materials and services to help the City of Tipton, obtain information meeting their personal, educational, cultural and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on supporting students of the Tipton school district and on stimulating young children’s interest and appreciation for reading and learning. The library serves as a learning and educational center for all residents of the community.

The Price James Library was created in 1981 by an endowment from a local citizen seeing the need for a free community library.   Ms. Olive Ashurst donated the building and the grounds to become a library for the city of Tipton and surrounding areas.  The library is named in honor of her Father, Price James.  In 2002, a new wing was added to the older building to house the children's materials and provide a common area for programs.  Tours are provided to the upstairs area if asked.  The library features glass bookcases, a marble fireplace and Welda, the library giraffe.  

The library holds approximately 15,000 materials, including books, audio-books, DVD's, e-Books and e-Audiobooks.

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