Martha Cooper Library History

Family of Martha Cooper poses next to mosaic of Martha CooperThe Martha Cooper Library opened in November 2006.

The 7,700 square foot library is named in honor of Martha Cooper (1928-2002), the former president and founder of the Garden District Neighborhood Association, who advocated for the library’s construction and was a major force behind school and neighborhood improvements for four decades.

The $2.6 million facility was funded with County and City bond funds and by a Community Development Block grant.