(photo above from Memphis Reads)
Closed. Alas. I thought I'd better get some pictures while the building is still there, as I expect it'll be demolished to make room for... what? who knows? I haven't been able to find out.
Some of my early memories are of this place. I got my first library card here, back in the days when children didn't even have social security numbers much less have to provide them on library card application forms. I went to my first puppet show here. Parents weren't allowed, and I remember climbing in those single-file lines up the narrow stairway in the back of the building and finding a place to sit on the cold tile floor and watching with fascination the wonderful stories that would unfold. I remember taking my own children here.
No more. Closed. Not to be re-opened or replaced. The closest library to that location is either the White Station branch on Poplar or the Main library between Poplar and Walnut Grove.
I will miss it. I hope something fun will go into that spot.