Western Branch Library

The Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, built in 1908, was one of the nine original Carnegie libraries of the public library system. It was the first library in the nation to serve and be fully operated by African Americans. It underwent a substantial renovation about ten years ago and is the home of the African American Archives, featuring resources dedicated to African American history in Louisville. At the Western Branch Library, we have engaged in a range of activities from tutoring to comic writing workshops to helping with daily reading activities and library programming. You can find out more about what we have done at the Western Branch Library on our blog posts which you can link to here.

If you're interested in being involved in this community writing project, please click here.