Higgins Public Library


The Higgins Public Library was organized and sponsored by the Litera Club, a women's service organization, in 1937, the product of the fundraising brought by many silver teas, bake sales, bazaars, pancake suppers, chili suppers, and art exhibits. On April 9, 1947, the library was destroyed by a tornado. The club rallied and restored the library in 1948 in a room in City Hall on downtown Main Street with 500 books. In 1973, the library was again moved but this time to permanent quarters in the new city hall and, in 1983, the room that was built especially for the library was enlarged.

The Docilis Club, another women's service organization, took over the library in 1984. The Docilis Club had bake sales and sold cookbooks that were made with family recipes from members and residents of Higgins. At this time the Library received money from Lipscomb County and the City of Higgins, as well as donations from the community. They belong to the Harrington Library Consortium.


The mission statement of the Higgins Public Library is a commitment to enrich personal lives, encourage literacy, and promote lifetime reading and learning. We want to offer general information and answers to questions and to provide current topics and titles for our ever-changing world. We would like our library to be the "heartbeat" of our community.


Joanie Smith

(806) 852-2214



201 N. Main
Higgins, TX 79040

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Higgins Public Library, partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/HIGPL/ accessed September 24, 2023.

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