Helen L. Louis HOF

Helen Louis


1999 HALL OF FAME WINNER Helen L. Louis (1899 – 1984) Louis was born in Piqua and joined the staff of the Schmidlapp Free School Library in 1921. She became library director in 1946 serving through 1966. She began a number of innovative programs including providing circulating audio-visual materials to the public (one of the first five libraries in the state to provide this service), provided books to the hospital, and for the homebound. Louis was instrumental in creating new methods for adult learning in the city.