Miss Rankin and the Library She Built

Margret-Rakin-PortraitJan. 16, 2014 the OBHS Presented: Miss Rankin and the Library She Built— Featuring OB Librarian Matt Beatty. Margaret Rankin was librarian at the Ocean Beach Library from 1921 to 1959. A lifelong force in OB, Margaret was largely responsible for getting the current library built and later remodeled. She was also deeply involved in her community seen in news clippings, her own library reports, and photos of the places she lived.
Matt Beatty put on a great program. He has been a librarian at the Ocean Beach Library for eight and a half years.

Great Gifts- OCEAN BEACH book and 1887 OB MAP!

2015 Winner SD Book Awards- Best PublishOBbookhanded Local Interest “Ocean Beach” by the Ocean Beach Historical Society (Jonnie Wilson & Kathy Blavatt, eds.)
“Ocean Beach” book by the Ocean Beach Historical Society & Images of America is $21.99 ea. plus tax. This fantastic book is filled O.B.’s wonderful history and images. Available at: OBHS  programs, events, Te Mana Café, Green Store, SDHC, James Gang Company,  OBMA,  Olive Tree Market, Shells, and Bookstar.

HISTOB-1887-Map-smORICAL 1887 OB MAP poster shows lovely calligraphy, old street names, railroad lines, beaches, rock formations, sand dunes and springs. The map’s natural aging gives it a wonderful pirate-map quality— $20 ea.  Available at: OBHS Events/Programs, The Green Store, John Baker Picture Frames, OBMA and the Newport Ave. Antique Center. Proceeds go to the OBHS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit org