LIKE AND FOLLOW
229 East Main Street
Gloster, MS 39638
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Gloster Public Library
Curb service for book checkouts are
Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call Joyce at the number listed above to order books (limit 10) or DVDs (limit 2) to checkout and you may come by to pick up. Please be sure to call her when you arrive and your order will be brought to the door.
Reservations may be made for computer use.
Call Joyce for details.
Thank you for your patience,
PAW Library System
Gloster & Crosby Libraries Animal Garden 2019
Gloster was created as a municipality by the state legislature on March 12, 1884. Gloster City, as it was first known was named in honor of Captain Arthur Willis Gloster. A Tennessee native, Gloster was a former Confederate officer and chief engineer in charge of the construction of the LN&T Railroad from New Orleans to Memphis. With a population of 2,000, Gloster's economy in 1900 was based on cotton (with six gins) and lumber. The town boasted telegraphy, express, telephones, water works, electricity, two hotels, and two banks. A tornado in 1935 destroyed half of Gloster, but the citizens quickly built the town back. Gloster's present population is approximately 1,787, and its economy is based primarily on wood industries, farming and cattle. Gloster Library was founded in 1959 with the support of civic clubs and the citizens of Gloster. The first library was on Main Street. The library was moved into another location on Main Street in 1967 and again in 1969 to the then new Municipal Building. Finally on January 8, 1985, the present library on Main Street was dedicated. The building was provided by the Amite County Bank Branch of First National Bank of Jackson. Funds for the building's renovations came from the town of Gloster, Gloster Library Board of Trustees, ad the Mississippi Library Commission. Mrs. Louise Seal was the librarian. Today, Mrs. Joyce Waugh is the branch librarian.