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The Mooresville Public Library’s Special Collections will be rebranded in 2021 as the Local History and Archives.

Curator Andy Poore explained that the new name “more accurately reflects and explains what we do.”

The Local History and Archives section of the library encompasses Mooresville and Iredell County history, including photographs, maps, rare books, genealogy, oral histories, and more.

Along with the name change is a push to put more items online so that residents can have better access to materials at home.

“We’re really focusing on our tagline, ‘Making the Past Present,’ with our new web catalog and boosting what’s available digitally for our residents,” said Poore. “With additional staff now assisting in Local History and Archives, we were able to put more out there than ever for our patrons to access.”

In addition to the library’s online offerings, appointments can be made to visit the Local History and Archives section in person, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. The library is located at 304 South Main Street. Patrons can also email archives@mooresvillenc.gov to receive assistance in their historical searches.

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