Public library in New Hope opens in new location

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The new library in New Hope officially opened Monday. (Huntsville-Madison County Public Library)

The town of New Hope celebrated the opening of a new public library Monday — although that is somewhat misleading because this is not an “additional” library to the Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library that closed last year, but instead an exciting new library at New Hope City Plaza that replaces the older one.

A ribbon-cutting was held Monday at the new location with city officials on hand to celebrate. Here’s what to know:

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New Library in New Hope

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The Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library closed in August of 2021. (Library Technology)

Since August of 2021 when the Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library closed, New Hope has been without a public library in town. The opening of the New Hope Public Library this week not only brings the resources of the former library back to the town, but adds some more resources at the new location:

  • 3D Printer
  • Black & White Photocopier
  • Black & White Printer
  • Fax Services
  • FOL Bookstore
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Public Computers
  • Scan Services

The new library in New Hope also includes access to a shared community room that offers additional space for children’s story times and more.

“The New Hope Public Library will meet the demand for library services that have been greatly missed in the community. We’re proud that we were able to create a warm and inviting environment while retaining many of the qualities of the old Library because they were so important and unique to the community.”

Cindy Hewitt, executive director of the HMCPL system

Visit New Hope Public Library

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The new library in New Hope is located at the New Hope City Plaza. (Huntsville-Madison County Public Library)

The New Hope Public Library is located at 5398 Main Drive, Suite A New Hope, AL, 35760. View the upcoming events at the new library here.

Hours of operation are:

  • Monday: 11AM – 6PM
  • Tuesday: 11AM – 6PM
  • Wednesday: 11AM – 6PM
  • Thursday: 11AM – 6PM
  • Friday: 11AM – 5PM
  • Saturday: 11AM – 3PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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Michael Seale
Michael Seale
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