MOONEYHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Phone: (828) 248-5224
Fax: (828) 248-5214
LIBRARY COORDINATOR: Denise Strickland
LIBRARY ASSISTANT: Brianna Robertson
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mooneyham Public Library, the Town of Forest City's municipal library, began as a small collection housed in a room of Forest City's Town Hall on the second floor. Construction for the current library was completed in the summer of 1964 and the dedication was held on October 12, 1964.
The library is named after Mr. Oscar Jeter Mooneyham, Sr. and his wife, Mrs. Mary Louise Adkinson Mooneyham. During the beginning phases of the library's planning in 1961, the Town ran into issues securing adequate funding for construction. A donation in the amount of $10,000 was made by Mr. Thomas Roberts to the Town to complete the funding requirements for a new building. The donation from Roberts was made in honor of his in-laws, the Mooneyhams, which led to the library consequently being named in their honor. Special recognition was given to Roberts on the day of the library's dedication for his substantial contribution.
Mooneyham Public Library is dedicated to providing free and equitable access to chosen resources and reliable information, as well as fostering the love of lifelong learning and reading. Our services are provided in a welcoming, responsive and professional manner. The library staff welcomes your presence in our library and on our website.