Greater Olney Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00174
Title: Greater Olney Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the children's reading room in the remodeled branch, ca. 1964
Historic Street Address: 5501 North 5th Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The Kiwanis Club and the Olney Community Council began working together in 1945, to create a Free Library in their neighborhood. The Greater Olney Branch opened in the former Olney Bank and Trust Company building on October 20, 1949.

In the mid-1960s, a major remodeling/modernization for the branch was undertaken.  This ca. 1964 interior view shows the children's reading room, on the mezzanine level.  Visible through the glass is the mural overlooking the main floor.

Located at 5th Street and Tabor Road, the branch serves the Olney community.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.035015
Geocode Longitude:-75.130674