History

Gibsonville is celebrating 150 years!

In honor of Gibsonville’s 150th year, we’re working on getting some “Photos & Stories” videos online to help share some of our town’s history. We plan to post a new video weekly through the summer and into the fall of 2021. Find them at giblib.org/youtube

In 2007, long-time Gibsonville residents were invited to Town Hall to share images and stories that helped to illustrate the history of our town. These videos, hosted by Neil Bromilow and filmed in partnership with the Elon University School of Communications, are being made available online by the Gibsonville Public Library as a part of our celebration of Gibsonville’s 150th anniversary.

View all Photos & Stories videos

Part 1: Dr. William Rippy

Part 2: Edna Haekett


Library History
Gibsonville’s first public library opened its doors to the community on June 5, 1956.  It started out as a bookcase housed in the Whitesell Fuel Services office on West Main Street (where Jack’s Bar-B-Q is now), and was only open for 3 hours a week. It was created and staffed by members of the Gibsonville Book Club in cooperation with the Greensboro Public Library.

In 1958, the newly formed Friends of the Library were able to raise $1,340.74 in a community fund drive to support the library and facilitate the move into a larger space.  In December of that year, the library held a holiday open house in its new location – 109 Piedmont Avenue, the former home of May’s Grocery in downtown Gibsonville.

Thirty years after that first move, the library relocated into its current location at 506 Church Street.  An open house was held in February, 1989 in its new home – the 1937 building that the Gibsonville School previously used as a home economics classroom.

Address

Gibsonville Public Library
506 Church Street
Gibsonville, NC 27249
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Hours

Monday-Thursday:
9:00AM–7:00PM
Friday:  9:00AM–5:00PM
Saturday:  9:00AM–3:00PM

Contact

Phone: 336-449-6455
gibsonville.library@gmail.com
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