Miss Jane Culbreth
My Wagon to a Star: a memoir
The Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
is proud to present a permanent record of Miss Jane's life and also
have a book that can be acquired and treasured for years to come.
Her memoir, Hitching My Wagon to a Star, can be purchased for
$15.00 per copy. An additional $2.00 fee will be required for
mailing. Contact us at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for additional information.
Miss Jane Culbreth's civic deeds are numerous. She was elected to the
Leeds City Council for multiple terms; and was Founder and Chairman of the Leeds
Public Library Board of Trustees. She was the first woman to serve on the
Executive Committee of the Alabama League of Municipalities. She was
appointed chairman of the Subcommittee on Jury Service of the Governor's
Commission on the Status of Women.
Miss Culbreth held the office of president in the Alabama Federation of
Business and Professional Women and was also elected president of the National
Federation of Business and Professional Women. One of Miss Culbreth's
projects was preserving the Leeds Depot and in 1984 the City dedicated the
restored depot. The Alabama Library Association presented Jane with the
Humanitarian Award in 1996.
In 1998 the Leeds City Council passed a resolution changing the library's
name to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. Miss Culbreth still presides over
the Library Board of Trustees and continues to be an advocate for libraries.
In 2000 the Jefferson County Public Library Association presented Jane with a
Library Champion Award. She continues to promote and support the library
in many ways but especially with her leadership and guidance.