Nestled between the Tri-County YMCA and the Ferdinand Community Center, on East 16th Street, the Ferdinand Branch Library, has been in existence since 1966.
After a two-year stay in the Ferdinand School’s former kindergarten building, the library moved into a larger space on West 10th Street in 1968 to accommodate the growing collections of books and materials, along with increased patron activity. Funds for the move had been raised during Ferdinand’s 125th anniversary celebration in 1965. Over the next 40 years, the facility continued to fill its space, eventually to overflowing, not only with books, but with expanding amounts of new technology. This growth triggered a first-of-its-kind bond issue to fund construction of the current Ferdinand building, which town officials and residents have described as a jewel of the community.
Designed to handle ever-changing technology needs, the Ferdinand Branch Library still provides patrons and staff with the experience and atmosphere of a traditional library. With its proximity to the YMCA, the library is able to offer special programming for groups larger than it could otherwise serve. The library is also blessed with a staff that takes great pride in providing patrons with friendly, dedicated service.