Richard B. Harrison Community Library will observe the 80th anniversary of the library and honor Mollie Huston Lee’s longstanding service to the community with two December programs. Both events are free and open to the public.

Celebrating Excellence

Monday, Dec. 7
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the North Central
Citizens Advisory Council.​

​80th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 12
2 p.m.
Join us for stories, games,
performances, and more!


Richard B. Harrison Library opened in 1935 with 890 books and one employee, Mrs. Mollie Huston Lee. The library served a large population of the African American community who previously had no access to library services.

Mollie Huston Lee was the first African American librarian in the county and remained proudly at the helm of the library until 1972. Her singular dedication to children and the underserved added immeasurably to the depth of library services to the citizens of the County. The Mollie Huston Lee Collection is housed at Richard B. Harrison Library.