Opening the Next Chapter

THE 21ST CENTURY LIBRARY OF TODAY

In the 21st century, libraries are a destination, a place of pride, a “community living room” for all members who belong to it. They offer services to the region by connecting patrons to one another and to resources that aren’t available at home or work. The City of Martin Public Library Foundation Board needs your help to transform the current library into a 21st century library, and one that will become the city’s center.

 
 
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HELP OPEN THE NEXT CHAPTER

Imagine opening the doors to a 21st century library that will connect a lively community to downtown and become the heart of Martin. The dream of opening this new chapter is real, but we need your help.

 

Funding Goal: $7M

We have raised over $5.96M of our $7M goal through the generous support of many in our community.

 

 
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MORE THAN JUST FOUR WALLS

To continue meeting the growing needs, more space is urgently needed. Planned improvements will allow the library to continue addressing the needs of the community by helping patrons learn new skills and by providing services that are normally inaccessible to the general public. A new library won’t just mean a new building; it will mean opening up a new chapter to a renewed city center for …

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TRANSFORMATIVE TO THE COMMUNITY

Libraries offer resources, services, and programs beyond what families can provide. Libraries are now places of meeting and cents for widely-available, fast-moving information, offering patrons:

A great library is one of the strongest commitments that can be made for the future of West Tennessee. The proposed library will become a resource for the growing and dynamic region, becoming the core of our community for generations to come.

 

 

Our Library's History

1925

First library founded as Women’s Club Library at the Martin Elementary School.


1927   

Library moved to the Ladies’ Waiting Room in Virginia Weldon Park.


1968   

Library officially opened in the old post office building.


1984   

Library was renamed the C.E. Weldon Public Library.


2017  

Campaign to build a new Martin Public Library launches.