Each week we’re highlighting another one of our amazing branches, and this week the virtual tour bus is stopping at the Lewis A. Ray Library! This hidden gem of a library is located in the southern part of Cobb County and has a wonderful history. In 1962 the Lemons-Vinings area was a growing area of Cobb County with new subdivisions, stores, fire stations and schools – but no library.  The Trillium Garden Club voted to spearhead a drive to develop a branch library in cooperation with the Cobb County-Marietta Library System.  The Oakdale Library opened in October of that year in the basement of the Oakdale Fire Station on S. Atlanta Road.  The current facility located at 4500 Oakdale Road was built with $88,000 provided from bond funds and was dedicated in March 1967.


Monday-Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 11am-6pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

4500 Oakdale Road
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
(770) 801-5335


Fun Fact

This library was named for Dr. Ray, a local dentist who also served on the library board.

In the Spotlight: Lewis A. Ray Library