The Waveland-Brown Township Public Library has not changed much cosmetically since it opened in 1915, and it remains a community fixture. The library will hold a centennial celebration on Sept. 26 complete with live music and a book signing.
The library was built in 1914 with matching funds from Andrew Carnegie. The town was about double the size it is now at that time, Library Director Rick Payne said. The library’s exterior and many facets of the interior are the same as when the building was completed a century ago in 1915.
The book shelves that line the walls, the library tables and the front desk are original, longtime Library Aide Sandi Greene said. She said though the fireplace is not used anymore, the same T.C. Steele painting hangs above it that was originally hung there in 1915. Steele, a Waveland native impressionist artist, painted the picture for the library in 1915.