About the Anderson Public Library
114 N Main St, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Call: (502) 839-6420
Text: (502) 369-3606
The library observes the following holidays by closing to the public on these dates:
- New Year’s Day (January 1st)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January)
- Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
- Easter Sunday (date varies)
- Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
- Juneteenth (June 19 or nearest weekday)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Labor Day (first Monday in September)
- Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November and the following Friday)
- Christmas Eve (December 24)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
- New Year’s Eve (December 31) – close at 5:00 p.m.
The library also closes for two days for professional development. Announcements will be made on our website and social media for these days.
Anderson County’s first public library was granted by the Carnegie Foundation in 1908. By 1968, when federal funding for local libraries was cut and the current library board formed, the library needed more space.
The Pierian Club building, the current site of the History Room, was acquired by the Lawrenceburg Woman’s Club in 1905. It is estimated to have been built by the town of Lawrenceburg’s founder circa 1818, and may be the oldest building in Lawrenceburg. The Woman’s Club donated the building to the library board and transferred the deed in 1973.
That year, APL sold the building that had housed the library since the Carnegie grant and began construction on an addition to the donated building. The original Anderson Public Library building on North Main opened on September 30, 1974. Since then, the library has been renovated twice, once in 2003 and again in 2017.