Welcome to the Cabe Public Library

C.J. Baker, a teacher in the school, established the first library of Gurdon in 1895 in the Gurdon Acadmey. Six years later in 1901, Mrs. M.O. Paisley organized a civic club to establish a library in Gurdon. The Kadohadacho Club (Chief Tribe) was federated in the G.F.W.C. in 1903. The dedicated ladies placed bookshelves in the home of a member, Mrs. I.H. Sellers. They began a successful drive for books for the library. The club members served as librarians. The library became a branch of the Clark County Library in 1948. A Gurdon Library Improvement Fund was set up at the First State Bank in Gurdon. Mrs. Dorothy R. Rudoplh gave $2500 to start the fund. In 1989, Jane Ross offered $15,000 to match funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Cabe and Horace Cabe. Pete Rudolph gave two choice lots on Walnut Street for the building site. Don L. Dillard, a Gurdon native, who gave his time and talents to make the dream a reality, drew new plans. The library moved to its new location at 204 East Walnut in June 1991.