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Dade County Library

Library Mission & History

The mission and history of Dade County Library.


The mission of Dade County Library is to serve the citizens of Dade County providing resources and services for learning and fun.


DCL has deep roots in Dade County. Beginning in 1954 the "Library" was housed in the basement of Dade County Court House until Ruth Rubenstein donated the family home.  The Rubenstein House, built over 100 years ago became Dade County Library in December, 1980. Ruth, Dade County Historical Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dade County Genealogy Society, Kate Speer Warren, Tom Hobbs, Greenfield Vocational Agriculture students, Dade County Board of Trustees, and many others have contributed to helping make the library what it is today.  Two major additions were completed in 2010 and 2018 with help from grants, local funds, and private donations.

Presently, Dade County Library houses over 31,000 books, magazines, videos, and audiobooks.  Also housed in DCL is the Dade County Genealogy Society collection and the Kate Speer Warren collection of 1873-1941 Missouri books.  We also currently provide free Wi-Fi in house, the parking lot, Dadeville's Margaret Speight Park, and Main Street in Everton.  DCL adds to the collection of materials daily and are happy to take suggestions that would help to improve service to Dade County.

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