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Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

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Public libraries in Central Virginia have a rich heritage derived from the private libraries of leading forefathers Jefferson, Monroe and Madison, who each had extensive personal libraries for their time. Jeffersons famous quotation, I cannot live wit...read more
Public libraries in Central Virginia have a rich heritage derived from the private libraries of leading forefathers Jefferson, Monroe and Madison, who each had extensive personal libraries for their time. Jeffersons famous quotation, I cannot live without books, continues to influence the support for libraries worldwide. Public library service in this area has roots from the public subscription library established in 1823, called the Albemarle Library Society located on Court Square in Charlottesville. The library was incorporated by an act of the Virginia General Assembly as the Albemarle Library. Jefferson probably made substantial contributions to this library as some books once owned by it are now in the University of Virginias Alderman Library. The Albemarle Library preceded the opening of the University and operated until 1834. Throughout the 19th century, other libraries in Charlottesville and Albemarle County were established and maintained by private clubs and other groups. One of the most noteworthy was the Lyceum, incorporated in 1837. Lyceum was later joined by the National Society of Literature and Sciences, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society of the University of Virginia and continued to operate throughout the 1850s but closed its doors during the Civil War. The Young Mens Christian Association was established in 1858 at the University and in downtown Charlottesville in 1872. Both branches featured a reading room and library. The downtown branch probably had the former collection of the Lyceum at the core of their holdings. Lesser known private libraries include the Belmont Farmers Club, Friends Circulating Library, the Womens Exchange and the Blue Ridge Club. In 1919, local philanthropist, Paul Goodloe McIntire, offered the community the gift of a library, an offer the Charlottesville City Council promptly accepted. McIntires gift included land, design, construction of the building, furnishings and the collection of books. Opening to the public in 1921, the McIntire, or the Charlottesville Public Library, became the communitys first public municipal library. In 1934, the first branch library was funded by the Citythe Colored Branch Library at Jefferson School. This library operated until 1948, when the libraries were integrated. Albemarle County joined the City in funding Bookmobile service in 1946 and opened branches in Scottsville in 1960 and Crozet in 1964. Gordon Avenue Branch was built jointly by the City and Albemarle County and opened in 1966. In 1996 Gordon Avenue Branch added a major African-American collection. The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library developed following General Assembly formation of regional public library systems. The Commonwealth provided the establishment of grants and financial incentives for larger, more cost effective units of public library service. The City and Albemarle County joined with Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties to form Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in 1972, following successful bookmobile demonstration projects. Jefferson-Madison Regional Library grew rapidly. In the late 1970s, Albemarle County and the City purchased the former Post Office and Federal Building on Market Street and renovated the building extensively for regional library headquarters and expanded services, moving the collection from the McIntire Library next door. During this same time period, Scottsville Branch suffered a fire and their present library was opened in 1981. In 1979, Louisa County moved into a former Girl Scout building. Crozet Branch moved into a renovated train station in 1984. Nelson County built a new branch - a memorial to the victims of Hurricane Camille - in 1988. Northside Branch, in Albemarle Square, was opened in 1991 by Albemarle County. Greene County added a new childrens room in 1993. The Albemarle County Historical Society Library opened in 1974 at 220 Court Square. The librarys collection was consolidated in 1987 with those of the Jefferson-Madison Regional
 
 

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Public libraries in Central Virginia have a rich heritage derived from the private libraries of leading forefathers Jefferson, Monroe and Madison, who each had extensive personal libraries for their time. Jeffersons famous quotation, I cannot live without books, continues to influence the support for libraries worldwide. Public library service in this area has roots from the public subscription library established in 1823, called the Albemarle Library Society located on Court Square in Charlottesville. The library was incorporated by an act of the Virginia General Assembly as the Albemarle Library. Jefferson probably made substantial contributions to this library as some books once owned by it are now in the University of Virginias Alderman Library. The Albemarle Library preceded the opening of the University and operated until 1834. Throughout the 19th century, other libraries in Charlottesville and Albemarle County were established and maintained by private clubs and other groups. One of the most noteworthy was the Lyceum, incorporated in 1837. Lyceum was later joined by the National Society of Literature and Sciences, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society of the University of Virginia and continued to operate throughout the 1850s but closed its doors during the Civil War. The Young Mens Christian Association was established in 1858 at the University and in downtown Charlottesville in 1872. Both branches featured a reading room and library. The downtown branch probably had the former collection of the Lyceum at the core of their holdings. Lesser known private libraries include the Belmont Farmers Club, Friends Circulating Library, the Womens Exchange and the Blue Ridge Club. In 1919, local philanthropist, Paul Goodloe McIntire, offered the community the gift of a library, an offer the Charlottesville City Council promptly accepted. McIntires gift included land, design, construction of the building, furnishings and the collection of books. Opening to the public in 1921, the McIntire, or the Charlottesville Public Library, became the communitys first public municipal library. In 1934, the first branch library was funded by the Citythe Colored Branch Library at Jefferson School. This library operated until 1948, when the libraries were integrated. Albemarle County joined the City in funding Bookmobile service in 1946 and opened branches in Scottsville in 1960 and Crozet in 1964. Gordon Avenue Branch was built jointly by the City and Albemarle County and opened in 1966. In 1996 Gordon Avenue Branch added a major African-American collection. The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library developed following General Assembly formation of regional public library systems. The Commonwealth provided the establishment of grants and financial incentives for larger, more cost effective units of public library service. The City and Albemarle County joined with Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties to form Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in 1972, following successful bookmobile demonstration projects. Jefferson-Madison Regional Library grew rapidly. In the late 1970s, Albemarle County and the City purchased the former Post Office and Federal Building on Market Street and renovated the building extensively for regional library headquarters and expanded services, moving the collection from the McIntire Library next door. During this same time period, Scottsville Branch suffered a fire and their present library was opened in 1981. In 1979, Louisa County moved into a former Girl Scout building. Crozet Branch moved into a renovated train station in 1984. Nelson County built a new branch - a memorial to the victims of Hurricane Camille - in 1988. Northside Branch, in Albemarle Square, was opened in 1991 by Albemarle County. Greene County added a new childrens room in 1993. The Albemarle County Historical Society Library opened in 1974 at 220 Court Square. The librarys collection was consolidated in 1987 with those of the Jefferson-Madison Regional