Redstone Federal Credit Union donates $2.5M to Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Good news for bookworms in Madison County! The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is building three new libraries in north Huntsville, south Huntsville and Madison.

The generous donation from Redstone Federal Credit Union is a first for both organizations.

"This is the largest donation that Redstone Federal Credit Union has ever given and the largest donation that the library has ever received and so I am incredibly excited today," saidĀ Michelda Johnson, Director of Marketing for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

Johnson says much of the idea behind the construction is to continue to live up to the library's mission and be actively involved with students.

From workforce development, to literacy projects and summer reading programs - the library is looking to expand their horizons in their new buildings.

"For the North Huntsville library we are expanding from a 1,700-square-foot double wide trailer to 22,000 square feet," said Johnson. "The South Huntsville library is at capacity so it is great to be able to see these funds as well go towards that library, they will be at the current Grissom site and then the city of Madison hasn't had a new library in 20 years."

Johnson says these new additions will be more than just books in a building -- they will serve as a gathering and learning spot for the community.