Pelham Public Library
The Pelham Public Library is a full-service library located in a new facility at the intersection of Pelham Park Blvd and Highway 31 in Pelham. The 20,000 square foot facility occupies two floors with separate departments for children, teens, and adults as well as meeting space and study rooms. In April 2019, the library was recognized for the achievement of library standards at the gold level by the Alabama Library Association. This is the highest state award recognizing excellence in library service.
Pelham is one of the busiest libraries in the state with over 300,000 materials checked out annually. In addition to materials such as books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and games the library also provides computers for public use featuring high speed Internet access and software for word processing, spreadsheets, and children’s education programs. There is no charge for computer use. A library card in good standing allows use of the computers. Meeting space and study rooms are also available.
Out of town guests are allowed use of the computers by signing a register using their driver’s license as identification. The library is also a Wi-Fi hotspot which allows residents or guests to the city to connect to the Internet using a laptop computer. Finally, the library hosts a variety of programs for every age group. Adult and Teen programs are offered monthly while 3 children’s story times are offered weekly. Computer and Tech Classes are also offered monthly.