The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Kapp Started County's Bookmobile Service


Panels on the outside of the 1949 bookmobile were raised and patrons could make their selections. From left: Mrs. Elizabeth Kapp, Mrs. Burt Kessing the volunteer librarian, Hal Smith III and Mrs. Oliver Orr, library board chair.

Brevard's U.D.C. (United Daughters of the Confederacy) Library officially became a public library in January 1944. In order to receive state aid, financial support was also required from the town of Brevard and Transylvania County. In addition, a professional librarian had to be hired. Mrs. Elizabeth Kapp was appointed as librarian with a salary of $25 a month; she worked part-time.

Mrs. Ka...

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