History of Beattie Library

In the early history of Beattie, books were traded at various sites.  By the early 1900s, the importance of a library in Beattie was part of their history.  There was a room in the “Opera House” that held books for exchange or check-out.  By the 1970’s the library was in the basement of the Methodist Church and later moved the the Religion Building at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church.  The next library was the back room of the FitzGerald Insurance Building.  The City of Beattie built a City Building and Library building on Main Street.  After the closing of Beattie Elementary, the library moved to that location and had a great deal of expansion room.  After the school was sold, the library books and supplies were stored until a new location was found.  In 2006, the City of Beattie purchased a building on Main Street and work began to move the library into its current location.

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