Jessie J. Edwards Public Library

610 East Central Avenue
Coldwater, MS 38618


History :

Coldwater opened its first public library in April 1951 to serve the 949 people who lived there according to the 1950 census. The Library was located in the office of the C.O. Pate Insurance Office on land where the present post office is located. At that time, the Library was open during the office hours of the insurance office. The Town of Coldwater provided the shelves for the Library.

Today, Coldwater celebrates the grand opening of its brand new, 6,000 square feet, modern public library building. The Jesse J. Edwards Public Library is a splendid example of what community planning and dreaming can accomplish. The Library offers twelve computer stations for the public, complete with access to the Internet, two meeting room spaces and a special amphitheater for the children.

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