There is NO movie in which Kathy Bayes plays a librarian IMDB source
That was 'Misery'...
No, her first movie was "Taking off" 1971.
Margaret "Molly" Brown
The family that prays
"About Schmidt" about a man dealing with his wife's death going on a cross country trip had Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates in it.
A home of our own - 1993