About the Flora Public Library
I would like to invite you to visit the new website often for current information on library services and events. One new feature provides easy payment and donation features throughout the website. You may now load a common shopping cart, so payments of different types will be combined for one easy payment with several options for payment. Patrons can make donations for gifts and memorials or donations to the Endowment Fund, Summer Reading Program, and Technology Fund.
Non-Resident library card fees, lost material fees, Friends memberships, and purchases of sales items may also be paid. Click on the “Add to Cart” button by each payment or donation. Though we have most of the basic library information available, staff will continue to add new features and updates as the website evolves. If you haven’t been to the library lately, please stop by soon! Three full-time and one part-time staff members (two in the summer months) are available to serve your recreational and informational needs! The Flora Public Library is located in Library Park at 216 North Main Street.
The 9,285 square foot facility was completed in 1992 and dedicated in March 1993. This spacious, modern building replaced the Flora Carnegie Library building, a two-story yellow brick, which stood in Library Park from 1903 until 1990. In January 1990, the Carnegie building was deemed structurally unsafe and closed to the public. After a two-year building campaign, along with the generosity and assistance of a supportive community, the new red brick structure was completed. Inside, open cathedral ceilings and spacious surroundings create an atmosphere conducive to reading, relaxation, and reflection. Three reading areas and a centralized lounge area provide comfortable seating.
Study tables, accommodating 4 or 6 are located throughout the main area. In addition to browsing material for their age level, Puzzle and Picture Book Table and Sassy, the Carousel Horse. A display of antiques and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia provide attractive displays in the front lobby. The Community Room has the capacity for up to 60 people and may be rented for training, informational or other meetings. Today the library has an annual circulation of over 30,181 items with annual library visits totaling over 27,371.*
Now is a great time to visit!! We hope to see you soon!
*Statistics from FY2019-2020 Annual Report