The Midland County Centennial Library originally opened in the Midland Park Mall in 1985, and in 2004 it moved to the Imperial Shopping Center. Finally, in 2012, construction on the new (and current) Centennial Library building began and opened to the public in 2013 with a nontraditional look, space for exhibits, and an emphasis on technology.
The genealogy collection held at the Centennial Library began in 1968 when the Daughters of the American Revolution and members of the Permian Basin Genealogical Society began contributing to the collection. Since then, the department has become the Redfern Genealogical Research Center in honor of its benefactors John and Rosalind Redfern. This collection is ranked highly in the Texas area's group of genealogy collections. To learn more about Midland County's genealogy special collection, click here.
The Centennial Library hosts educational exhibits several times throughout the year, taking advantage of its large and spacious walk through the building. These exhibits are interactive and great for a family outing, and each theme is complemented by library books, materials, and programs. All of these exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information about past, current, and future exhibits, click here.