Roddenbery Memorial Library

320 North Broad Street
Cairo, GA 39828

229-377-3632

What was known as the Cairo Public Library had its beginning in January of 1939 located on the second floor of City Hall with a commitment to serve the community. In 1964 the Library moved into a new building on North Broad Street, a gift of the Roddenbery Family to the community.

Wessie Connell was the library's director for the first 48 years until her death in 1987. “Miss Wessie” was a legend to Georgia and the library world. Following her death, Frank Bennett, Technical Services Librarian, served as acting director for nine months.

David E. “Dave” Eden was hired in June of 1988 as the second library director. He brought automation to the library and directed the building expansion which was completed in November of 1989. He resigned in January 1992, to take the position of director at Thomas County Public Library.

After an extensive search, Alan Kaye became Roddenbery Memorial Library's third director on July 1,1992. As those before him he has continued to keep the library's commitment to public service, assisting all individuals and groups in Grady County in their educational, cultural, economic, and social advancement. He has a personal goal to make Roddenbery Memorial Library an exceptional service to the community by offering the newest materials and services available at all times.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Cairo
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW