My Story Town – Leeds Alabama

Once upon a time long, long ago in a place called Leeds, Alabama a library was set in the middle of town. For nearly one-hundred years, the library was a special place for the town’s people to visit. However, this is a story about the recent and intriguing routines of the library’s members. At exactly 10 o’clock on the second Tuesday of every month, each of the town’s people quickly finish their breakfast.

They fasten colorful buttons on their shirt as they dress. They reach into their secret hide-a-way spot in search of their small green passport. Then, clinch the passports filled with stamps and stickers as they prepare to leave. The town’s children, excited with anticipation, want to jump around. However, they silently sit waiting and listen to the sounds of the adults getting ready. The children check to see if they placed their favorite buttons on their shirt and silently count them one-by-one. Finally, cars move into the streets of Leeds and begin forming lines that circle around and stop.

The children look out their windows and peak inside their passports. Whispering to themselves they say, “I can’t wait to see where we’ll explore today!”

People of all ages are invited to My Story Town. This is a program designed to inform and build community by using an exciting story time experience to meet and learn together about the pre-selected locations throughout The City of Leeds.

What is My Story Town?

The Leeds Jane Culbreth Library, Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, and Leeds Redevelopment Authority have joined together to provide a new way to guide and inform residents about the past and present of The City of Leeds.

Through visits to historic buildings, businesses, and city municipalities, Every month, throughout the year, on the second Tuesday at 10:30am, the community is invited to gather at selected locations. 

My Story Town Tours

In celebration of Leeds Jane Culbreth Library’s 100th Birthday, My Story Town Tours are being scheduled for the remainder of 2022 and the entire year of 2023.

September 2022: The launching of My StoryTown will be at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library.

October 2022: The Leeds Fire Department will host at the Fire Station on Park Drive (Next to the Leeds Splash Pad) – Learn More

November 2022: Leeds Historical Society will host at The Historic Train Depot. Learn More

December 2022: My Story Town will be held at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for Cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Learn More

January 2023: My Story Town will be held at Leeds Primary School Library at 1:30 pm (please note time change). – Learn More

February 2023: My Story Town will be held at The Livery Event Center at 10:30 am on MONDAY, February 13 (please note day change) – Learn More

March 2023: My Story Town will be held at Leeds Police Station at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 14.

April 2023: My Story Town will be held at Three Earred Rabbit at 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 3 (Please note reservations required for this tour.)

May 2023: My Story Town will be held at Leeds Train Depot at 10:30 am on May 9, 2023. A special My Story Town event will be held on May 13 from 10a-2p.

June 2023: My Story Town will be held at Leeds Post Office at 9:30 am on June 13.

July 2023: TBA

August 2023: TBA

September 2023: TBA

October 2023: TBA

November 2023: TBA

December 2023: TBA

Through the generosity of the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the Leeds Redevelopment Authority, children will receive a passport to bring with them each month to collect a commemorative sticker and a matching button to wear from each My Story Town location.

To RSVP for any My Story Town event, please utilize the online registration form or call the library at 205.699.5962. 

We look forward to seeing you at My Story Town!