Stella Hill Memorial Library
About this Partner
The Stella Hill Memorial Library has been serving the town of Alto, Texas and the surrounding community since 1957. The library is a project of the Thursday Study Club and was named for the clubâ€™s longtime president. The library offers to its patrons 13000 volumes, 5 public computers and a public meeting room.
Besides the usual function as a lending library and internet access point, it has long served as a depository for local history, including the newspapers being digitized for this program. These papers, which cover the period from 1909-1966 have been available on microfilm for many years, but the lack of searchability has limited their usefulness. A digitization grant from the Tocker Foundation has made them available to the public.
Other local history collections, not included in this digitization process, include research papers contributed by members of the Thursday Study Club covering all aspects of Alto and southern Cherokee County history, and over 2700 historical photographs now being exhibited on Flickr.