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Libraries in union county

T he Union County Public Library System is comprised
        of one Main Library in Monroe with three branches—
        Union West in Indian Trail, Lois Morgan Edwards
Memorial Library in Marshville, and the Waxhaw Branch
in Waxhaw. The Library System provides books in regular
and large print, e-books, audiobooks, e-audiobooks,
DVDs, children’s music CDs, newspapers, magazines and
e-magazines. Monroe, Marshville, and Union West are open
seven days a week with the Waxhaw Library open Monday
through Saturday.

The Main Library is located at 316 East          magazines and newspapers or quiet                of its small size. It provides limited research
Windsor Street in Monroe. It was                 study. This full-service facility is a frequent  services but all of the new materials readers
renovated and expanded in 2003 to serve          destination for the area’s children, who         of all ages could want.
residents of the entire county. Unique to        enjoy great programs, many of which are          All Union County Libraries offer public
the Main Library are a Spanish language          sponsored by the Union West Rotary Club.         computers and free computer classes. For
collection, and the Dickerson Room               The Lois Morgan Edwards Memorial Library         all ages of pre-schoolers, there are weekly
which houses local history and genealogy         at 414 Hasty Street in Marshville was            story time programs at each location. There
research materials. The major nonfiction         named after the mother of the facility’s         are programs throughout the year for kids,
and reference collection is housed at            benefactor, deceased businessman Carroll         teens and adults; summer brings an intense
the Monroe (Main) Library, where the             Edwards. This beautiful facility, reminiscent    series of activities for school-age children
staff offers telephone and email research        of a Frank Lloyd Wright design, opened in        and teens. The libraries offer a wide
assistance as well as help to library visitors.  2003 to serve all of the residents of eastern    selection of materials for children, teens
The Union West Regional Library at 123           Union County. It too is a full-service branch,   and adults, with new books arriving daily.
Unionville-Indian Trail Road in Indian Trail     and uniquely offers an obituary index to         For hours, directions and a wealth of online
opened in 2002. This largest branch              the Marshville newspapers. The Waxhaw            services, visit the website at www.union.lib.
features a reading room with fireplace,          Branch, located at 509 South Providence          nc.us or find them on Social Media
where local residents enjoy browsing             Street in Waxhaw is highly popular in spite      @UCPLNC.

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