earle a. rainwater memorial library
The purpose of the Earle A Rainwater Memorial Library is to provide library service to all citizens of Childersburg and the surrounding areas. The library's primary thrust is education, particularly self-education, but it will supply recreational materials as well. In the pursuit of this mission, the Earle A Rainwater Memorial Library is in the position to make a difference in lives of citizens by helping to prepare them for the challenges of living in the 21st century through both traditional library services and emerging technologies.
Earle A Rainwater Memorial Library was started by Miss Mollie Oden in 1906. She thought the ladies of Childersburg were not being introduced to enough cultural events. She invited 20 of her friends for cake, tea and a general discussion of literature. Fines for the Ladies Book Club were books donated by the membership. A librarian was elected from the membership to house these books and loan them out to interested individuals. From this small beginning, the library has grown to what we are today. We have 17 public computers with Internet access and over 55,000 books, movies, magazines and audios available for checkout. We issue cards to anyone with a license or other proper identification. Our people friendly staff is always available to lend assistance.
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earle A. Rainwater Memorial Library
124 9th Avenue SW
Childersburg, AL 35044