Joplin, Missouri - Education - Library

Library

Joplin is served by the Joplin Public Library, which is situated on Main Street between the intersections of 3rd and 4th Streets. Built in 1981, the current library sits on the historic location of Joplin's most famous landmark, the Connor Hotel, which came crashing down in 1978, one day before scheduled demolition.

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