Part of the Verona Civic Center, the Verona Public Library is a fascinating example of Georgian Revival architecture that proved so popular when it was constructed in 1923. The Verona Public Library was one of 25,000 libraries nationally funded through the Carnegie Corporation between 1883 and 1929. Through an $11,000 Carnegie grant and public subscription, a lot on the corner of Bloomfield and Montrose avenues was purchased.
Architectural drawings were drafted. However, the sudden rise in construction costs at the outset of World War I initially prevented the project from moving forward.
Eventually, construction commenced in 1922. Instead of the initial location of Bloomfield and Montrose avenues, the Verona Public Library was included as part of the Verona Civic Center.