Morocco Library

“There were several small Libraries in Morocco prior to 1963, but a group of ladies opened the Morocco Community Library in November of 1963 in the former post office on the southeast corner of State and Clay Streets. The Library was managed by Lillian Floyd, and quickly became a community gathering spot.

In the mid-60s until 1972 the community was served by the Jasper-Newton Bookmobile service, which was funded by Library Services and Technology Act monies, and managed by the Jasper County Public Library. When the bookmobile service was abandoned the book collection was divided between Jasper and Newton Counties.

The Morocco Community Library became a part of the Lake Village Memorial Township Library in the mid-70s, along with Roselawn Library. The two Libraries formed the Newton County Contractual Library. This meant that Morocco Community Library was governed by a Board of Trustees and was funded by property taxes. The contractual board paid the “parent Library” to provide administrative services. The Library operated as a contractual service until 1999, when it merged with Lake Village Memorial Township Library to form the Newton County Public Library system.
Morocco Community Library moved into its current facility at 205 South West Street in April of 2006. The Library offers 12,300 square feet of collection space, private study rooms, reading areas, children’s programming space and a community room capable of seating 55. Morocco Community Library owns an impressive collection of locally-found Native American artifacts, and is proud to be a repository for Morocco High School information, photographs, trophies and other items.”

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