About the Anderson Public Library

114 N Main St, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Call: (502) 839-6420

Text: (502) 369-3606

Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • CLOSED

Curbside Service and indoor wi-fi available during library hours. Call (502) 839-6420 ext. 2 or Text (502) 369-3606 to arrange pickup.

Curbside wi-fi available everyday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.

The public wi-fi network is named “APL.” There is no password for the public wi-fi.

Staff

Demaris Hill

Director
Our Library Director is an Indiana native and a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Library Science.  Her experience in libraries began in middle school where she worked as a library page…

Our Library Director is an Indiana native and a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Library Science.  Her experience in libraries began in middle school where she worked as a library page.  During graduate school she worked as a library assistant at her local township library and she began her professional library career as a Children’s and Teen Librarian.  Since then she has worked as Head of Outreach, Public Services Manager, and Senior Circulation Manager.  After spending 6 years working for a large library system in central Florida she was ready to return to a small community library.  She is excited to put her 15 years of library experience to work serving the Anderson County community.   She is a self-proclaimed geek who loves Harry Potter, Disney, Star Wars and her 2 Scottish Fold cats.  On the weekends you might find her running her horse Jingles at the local barrel race.  Stop in anytime if you would like to meet Miss Demaris. . .her door is always open.

Holiday Closings

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.

History

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.