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Gaston County Public Library History

Introduction

The history of the Gaston County Public Library spans more than 100 years.

Opening in January 1905, the Gastonia Public Library later became the Gaston County Public Library in 1937. Gaston County then joined with Lincoln County in 1964 to form the two county Gaston-Lincoln Regional System. This system separated in 2012 and returned the Gaston County Public Library to the single county library of today.

Select a decade to view a chronology of events in the history of the Gaston County Public Library.

Gaston County History Minute - Gaston County Public Library

Gaston County History Minute - Gaston County Public Library recounts the evolution of the Gaston County Public Library. (Gaston Speaks Podcast: Friday Sep 23, 2022)

The Beginning of the Library, 1900

Gastonia Library, 1905-1931

Gastonia Public Library, 1931-1937

Gaston County Public Library, 1937-1978

Gaston County Public Library, 1978-Present

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