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Introduction The Shelby County Public Library (SCPL) is nearing its one-hundred-and-twentieth year of continued operation. SCPL opened in 1903 and has served the residents of Shelby County ever since. The original library in Shelby County opened in 1899 above the firehouse at Fountain Square on 5th and...

Throughout history, there have been several incidents when groups of people thought it best to destroy literature. Whether the reasoning was to make "all history begin with him" as the Chinese Emperor Shih Huang Ti perceived in 213 BC, or prove a new leader had...

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What is the Census? Article One, Section Two of the United States Constitution mandates that the federal government count all people living in the country. The census is used for a variety of reasons, including determining congressional representation and determine federal funding for states and communities....

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