library is governed by a Board of Trustees, composed of local citizens
appointed by the County Judge Executive.
is funded by a library tax and special gifts.
library card ($1.00 replacement fee if lost);
week check-out period for most items;
signature for patrons under 18 years of age (due to Internet privileges).
bring your card when using library services. You must present your
library card at the front desk before using a computer.
In 1906 the newly formed Pierian Club, with Mrs. Wallace Moore Bartlett
as president, started a library club in two rooms over the Lawrenceburg
National Bank. Within two years 2000 items were circulating throughout
the county. The library club's success led Mrs. Ethyl G. Ripy, the second
Pierian Club president, to contact Andrew Carnegie and ask for his aid
in erecting a library building. Mr. Carnegie offered $5,000.00 toward
the new building if the community would contribute to its upkeep. The
Lawrenceburg City Council agreed to help with a library tax. The Pierian
Club's diligent work soon became reality on November 8, 1908. The Lawrenceburg
Public Library was open.
Years of collection, and growth created the need for larger quarters
and in 1973 a new library was started on the donated site of the Lawrenceburg
Women's Club (formerly the Pierian Club). This property was said to
be the oldest brick building standing in Lawrenceburg--erected prior
to 1820. The new facility, now named the Anderson Public Library, was
opened in July 1974.