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Gardendale - Martha Moore Public Library

Gardendale - Martha Moore Public Library

In the summer of 1958, Martha C. Moore had the vision for Gardendale’s children to have a local library. The Jefferson County bookmobile came to the school for the children, but Mrs. Moore sought a permanent location. In 1959, Mayor J.I. Pesnell and the city council agreed to have shelves for the books built in the office of the police chief.From that small beginning, the library has grown with the city of Gardendale. The library has been in 5 different locations in the past 45 years. Its present location has been open since 1990. The 7,730 square foot facility is in the process of expanding to better serve the community and the North Jefferson area.Our mission is to provide the community with quality materials and programs to meet the ever changing needs for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, information, and entertainment.

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