Davidson County Public Library System

Midway 1936Arcadia 1936Wallburg 1936Welcome High School Bookmobile 1936
From 1929 until 1955 the Northern section of Davidson County was served only by the bookmobile.
1st Welcome/North Davidson LibraryInterior of Lanier Building1st North Davidson Library Interior
In 1955, permanent public library service came to the area with the opening of the first Welcome/North Davidson branch in a white house which later became the office of Dr. Lanier of Welcome.
North Davidson County Office Building
In 1971, the library with other county government agencies moved into a new county facility built for their use.
Dempsey Essick High School Painting
Dempsey Essick, the well know Davidson County artist, contributed this mural to the library while still a high school student. The mural can still be seen in the library's Children's Storytime Room.
1987 Renovation
Between 1971 and 1987, the library continued to grow until in 1987 the library was the sole occupant of the building. The building was renovated to meet the unique needs of a library.
1st Smart Start ComputerNorth Davidson Expansion
The library continued to expand it services to include new media and new information resources resulting in an expansion of the building 1998-99.
North Davidson Library 2003
In the 21st century, North Davidson citizens can be proud of the variety of library services available to them.

Davidson County Public Library System Timelines

Oct. 23, 1928**Lexington **
Oct. 25, 1928**Thomasville**
Winter 1929**Bookmobile on the road**
1955**North Davidson **
January 2000**West Davidson**