The Mauney Memorial Library is located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The library began as a vision for the mill town to have a way of escape from the Depression and a place for educational opportunity. Since 1947, the library has found a home in the Hord mansion which was gifted to the city by the children of Jacob S. Mauney in memory of their father. The Mauney Memorial Library has continued to be a place for learning and a landmark of the community. Today the library is a full-service library. It contains programs for all ages and it includes free access to technology, electronic collections, genealogical resources, and many other resources.