Davidson Public Library

The Davidson Public Libary is located on the Village Green in the heart of downtown Davidson within a five minute walk of John Marshall Custom Homes ‘Davidson Springs’ neighborhood. The Davidson Public Library traces its history back to 1920, when the Davidson Civic Club started a public library with the purchase of $21.00 worth of books.  A librarian was hired to staff the library for 2 days a week. From 1927 to 1995 the Davidson Public Library remained in the Davidson Civic Club’s building.  In 1929 it became a branch of the Charlotte Public Library system. In the early 1990s the proposed closure of the Davidson Public Library galvanized the citizens of Davidson to raise $236,000 of the $865,000 required to build the current library building.  The land on which the library sits was in effect given to the Town of Davidson by Davidson College.  Additional citizen donations enabled the construction of the distinctive porch on the library’s western facade.  This porch is named after long time Davidson mayor and commissioner Russell Knox. The library and Village Green are traditional gathering sites for Davidson IB and Davidson Elementary School students on Friday afternoons.  In the summer months the Town of Davidson sponsors ‘Concerts on the Green’ which feature music ranging from orchestral and jazz to beach, rock and soul. The Davidson Public Library is just one of many attractions within a five minute walk from John Marshall Custom Homes’ ‘Davidson Springs’ neighborhood in the heart of downtown Davidson.  We encourage you to check it out.  For more information about the Davidson Public Library please visit http://www.plcmc.lib.nc.us/locations/branches.asp?id=8

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