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Perkins Library

Perkins Library to celebrate its 50th birthday

Call it the library that Kool-Aid built.

In August 1960, Edwin E. Perkins, the inventor of the iconic soft drink first produced in Hastings, Neb., and his wife, Kathryn, approached Hastings College about donating a library to the college. Completed and dedicated three years later at the 1963 Hastings College Commencement Exercises, Perkins Library still serves the college’s demands, albeit through much different means.

Hastings does that