Welcome to the Pope County Library System
Message from the Judge
The Pope County Library System consists of four branches located throughout the County. These facilities assist more than 158,000 visitors and patrons annually from not only Pope County, but also surrounding Counties and from across the United States who come to check out books for the pleasure of reading and to do research in finding ancestors, et cetera, and to use the research materials available for many needs and purposes.
Pope County supports its library system with a 1 mill tax and provides maintenance for all facilities in order to provide a gathering place for patrons and visitors to help create a literate society. Each facility is staffed with very capable personnel who will be happy to assist you.
As the son of a longtime educator, who spent nearly three decades as an elementary school principal, one of my late father’s last requests was to have individuals who might want to honor his legacy, buy a book for a child who might not have the means. I believe this goes to the heart of why libraries exist and play such a vital role in our society.
Ben D. Cross
Pope County Judge