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Bryant retiring after long service with library board


Mrs. Anne Fincher Bryant has retired from the Tallassee Community Library Board of Trustees. She served 17 years on the board, 16 of which were as secretary. “I just felt that it was time,” said Mrs. Bryant when she announced her retirement.

The Tallassee Community Library Board of Trustees reluctantly accepted her letter of retirement at its March 6 , meeting.

“Anne has served the board through good times and not so good times and has always been a stabilizing force,” said Bob Reed, chairman of the board. “We will miss her, especially her professionalism.”

The Tallassee Community Library first opened in 1921 in what was considered the sunroom of the then scout club house.

The first librarian was Rev. W. E. Bryant, the minister of the East Tallassee Methodist Church, and the library had fewer than 2,000 books. In 1922, Miss Mary Lou Martin became the first full time librarian, and continued to serve until her retirement in 1948.

The Tallassee Community Library has over 26,000 materials in its collection, seven public access computers with internet and wireless connectivity and an annual circulation of over 34,000. 

The Library is located at 99 Freeman Avenue, across from City Hall. The hours of operation are: Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday, all city holidays and on Saturdays before Monday holidays.

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