“Transforming the Tar Heel State: The Legacy of Public Libraries in North Carolina is a statewide collaborative digital project that celebrates North Carolina public libraries by providing access to digital versions of historical photographs, postcards, reports, dedications, and other unique materials related to North Carolina’s libraries.”


"African-American women mending books in Forsyth County as part of the WPA book mending project"


The majority of images on the site are digitized from the State Library’s Public Library History Files. Forsyth County Public Library is represented on the site, including some wonderful publications promoting the services of the library in the 1940s and 1950s.