Albert King Hawkes

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Albert King Hawkes (June 1848 – November 1916) was an optometrist, inventor, and philanthropist and proponent of children's libraries in rural Georgia towns.[1][2] Several Hawkes Children's Library buildings were constructed from his advocacy and charitable work. Some of the libraries included theaters.[1] Hawkes planned to build 100 new libraries in Georgia. He helped fund several in his will.[2] The Hawkes Children's Library of West Point and Hawkes Children's Library (Cedartown, Georgia) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



  1. ^ a b Friends of Library: Can Hawkes Building be saved? by Diane Glidewell April 15, 2011 Jackson Progress-Argus
  2. ^ a b The Hawkes Library Jhericca Luckie December 12, 2012 Chattahoochee Heritage Project Auburn University
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  4. ^ (Article by Diane Glidewell, April 15, 2011)