Published with permission. First appeared as original content in column "Looking Back," Kentucky Libraries, v.66, no.3 (Summer 2002): p. 10-13.


A history of library services in Versailles, Kentucky, the county seat of Woodford County in Kentucky’s famed bluegrass section. Article traces the history of the early library movement in Versailles and the eventual establishment of the Logan Helm Library, a bequest of Margaret C. Logan, of Orlando, Florida in 1903. Because of the donation of a bookmobile to the county in 1954, the community had two library boards. These two entities were merged in 1965, and a library tax district was officially approved in July 1977.