Library Info

Perry’s commitment to providing a public library is firmly rooted in the history of this community. From humble beginnings in a small reading room in the upper story of a building on the town square, the Library opened as a public library in 1906. The city of Perry obtained a grant of $10,000 from Mr. Andrew Carnegie to build the current Perry Carnegie Library, which was completed in 1909.

Hours of Operation

Perry Carnegie Library outside view

  • Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday 9:00 am to 12 noon
  • Closed Sundays

The library closes on the following holidays and some days directly before or after holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas

We also close some some Saturdays for Perry Celebrations such as the Sixteenth Celebration in September.