100 Years on the Road | 1923–2023

Exhibit | Hughes Main Library   
October 10–December 30

On October 10, 1923, a new Library service was unveiled to the public. Known as the Pathfinder, this truck loaded up with library materials was the first ever Bookmobile in the South and was created to meet the needs of Greenville’s mill communities. By January of 1924, the Pathfinder was on the road, providing service to the Parker District, and by 1927, it had expanded its travels to the Travelers Rest area and other rural parts of the county. At the height of the community’s need for this service, there were four bookmobiles making nearly 100 stops every week.

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