In 1966 the Whatnop Shop opened it's door on the second floor of the Whitneyville Library, offering crafts, homemade jams and jellies, plus many other items. The money generated by the Whatnot Shop was used to buy books for both children and adults.
Trustee Edith A. Mureen kept the shop open the first few years and since then volunteers have kept it going. The Shop was closed for a few years, and the second floor was used for the library's annual book sale held in August. In 1995 the trustees opened the Whatnot Shop again for the summer, and elected Janet O'Neal as manager. With Janet's help the shop has once again become the magnet it was in 1966. Janet has gathered together volunteers, along with Dorothy Bodger's help. Now the second floor is host to summer book sales held every Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm from the end of May to the first Saturday of Sept.
Photograph by: Pat Brightly / Sign by: Marilyn Dowling