The Cove Public Library has served our community since 1895. It is owned and operated by the all-volunteer Cove Library Improvement Club. Members volunteer their time and talents to serve as librarians and to maintain the library.
In 1909 a major fire in Cove destroyed the library building and all the books except those out on loan. The library relocated to Cove City Hall but was again destroyed by fire in 1921. Through community fundraising activities and volunteer efforts, construction on the current building was completed in 1923. Our library is here today due to all the community support and the dedicated librarians who have served our library with little to no pay.
Over the years, extensive improvements have been made to the library building and public services, which now include:
- Wireless Internet access
- Copy and print services (including photo prints)
- An expanded collection of books for both children and adults
- Audio books
- Cove History Center (located in the rear of the library)
Cove Library Improvement Club
The Cove Library Improvement Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 1912. Annual Membership is by $5 donation (tax deductible) and is used to support library operations. Memberships are up for renewal in December of each year.
We always welcome donations, as well as volunteer help with librarian duties, special projects, and our annual book sale.
The Cove Library Improvement Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 1:30pm.