Honaker Community Library
Branch Manager - Jewel Blackwell
Circulation Assistant - Aleshia Stinson
Circulation Assistant - Melissa Brickey
The Honaker Community Library dedicated the Williams Memorial Room April 2012; the room is used for library classes, programs and community events. The Estate of C.P. & Elsa Williams made a generous donation to the building fund and the Friends of the Library raised money to match which funded most of the building and renovation. Click here for more information on the building project.
Photocopying (black & white and color), faxing service, and interlibrary loans are available for a nominal fee. Wi-fi, scanning and free public Internet access computers are also available at no cost.
A Brief History of Honaker Community Library - Opened in 2001, a library in Honaker was a lifelong dream of Mrs. Gaynelle Lockhart Albert. According to an early newspaper account, published in the 1930's, she maintained her own small library by allowing people to "check out" her books. She felt that books were very important and wanted to make them readily available to every child, every person ... no matter their location or social standing. Before her death, Mrs. Albert made plans to donate her home to become a library for Honaker. After several years of work and fundraising by the Friends of the Library and library staff, the renovated home opened in October 2001 as a branch of the Russell County Public Library. Now open only 10 hours each week due to budget cuts, it remains a vibrant center for the community.