Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library

The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library has served Shelby County residents at its present site in Center since 1974. Prior to 1968, the Shelby County library was housed in the old jail building on the square, and in 1968, it was moved to a house on Pecan Street. Mr. Edwin Brown Booth, son of Fannie Brown Booth, a beloved area schoolteacher, spearheaded the effort to secure funding from the Brown Foundation of Houston for the current library building. Center’s civic organizations and the City of Center provided the other funding necessary to provide the community with a quality facility. The library also provides a spacious meeting room courtesy of the Redditt family members. The community is indebted to those organizations and individuals who continue to support the library.


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Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library
619 Tenaha Street
Center, Texas 75935


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Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed February 29, 2024.

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