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Eudora Welty Library Move Out

JACKSON, MS, February 21, 2024 – Eudora Welty Library Move Out


After 38 years of service to the Jackson and Hinds County Community, the Eudora Welty Library located at 300 N. State Street is packing up and moving out. The Administrative Board of Trustees approved use of storage at the Jackson Medical Mall located on 350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave. Pre-moving has been under way for several weeks toward the much anticipated grand move date of February 21, 2024. The library’s collection of books, art, furniture, equipment, and fixtures are being preserved and stored for use in a future downtown library. The remarkable Fletcher Cox desks are being disassembled under the consultation of Mr. Cox and D & P Design Firm. The former Sears building is scheduled for spring demolition to make way for a beautiful new green park space. Planning continues for a temporary downtown library location that will provide books, computers, and services to the public. This historic move comes on the brink of the launch of a new 5-year strategic planning process in March. The library board has retained the nationally notable firm of Library Strategies to conduct the research, community engagement, and data analysis toward designing the future of the Jackson Hinds Library System.


About Jackson Hinds Library System:

We provide public library service to urban metropolitan Jackson and Hinds County Mississippi, the state capital. Our goal is to provide quality service through our 14 locations with a focus on community, education, and digital life. We currently operate under our historic 1986 City/County agreement, but our history dates back to our original Jackson Carnegie Library founding in 1910.

“A City/County with Soul is a City/County with a Great Library System.” 



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