History of the La Vista Public Library

The La Vista Public Library was born out of a generous gift from a resident, Howard Hamilton, who wanted nothing more than for his city to have a library.

Hamilton approached the City Council in October 1971 and by the fall of 1972, the City of La Vista approved his donation of 4,000 books as well as $75,000 for the construction of La Vista’s first library. Groundbreaking took place in September 1973 and it opened to the public in June 1974.

For more about the La Vista Library’s history, read an excerpt from La Vista’s history book (PDF), "Creating a Community".