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Louisville Free Public Library Iroquois Branch
601 W Woodlawn Ave
Louisville, KY 40215
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venue type: Community Center
venue style: Historic
catering: None Provided - None Allowed
max venue capacity: 66
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The Library's mission is to provide the people of Louisville and Jefferson County with the broadest possible access to knowledge, ideas, and information, and to support them in their pursuit of learning.

The Iroquois Library is part of the historic Beechmont Neighborhood in South Louisville and serves a diverse clientele, whose ethnic backgrounds vary widely. Iroquois Library features a computer learning center, community gallery, diverse collections & programs - including those designed for internationals- and bilingual staff (Spanish/English, Vietnamese/English, and Arabic/English).

History: The Iroquois Library’s origin lies in its neighborhood’s demand for public library service.  An August 1938 fund drive, spearheaded by the Beechmont Civic Club, raised funds for construction and purchase of land for the Library.   Donors purchased certificates of ownership, issued in units of square inches, for the project.   The funds raised, when combined with the support of City officials and the resources of the Federal Works Progress Administration, led to the construction of the Library.   

The neighborhood’s effort is part of the structure, with a copy of the check, redeeming the square inch purchases, having been placed in a box within the cornerstone, which was laid on March 1, 1939.

The Iroquois Library remains an anchor in its community, adapting over time and now serving as the hub of the Library system’s work with the International community, which began in earnest in 2003.

Our staff invites you to visit our branch and become a part of our community.

There are no fees charged for meeting room use.  


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