In Alabama, From Interstate 10, take Exit 44 (Gulf Shores Pkwy) and head south onto HWY 59. You are in the town of Loxley, AL.
Go about 8 miles to the Foley Beach Express. Turn left onto the Foley Beach Express and follow it south for 14 miles. THIS IS A TOLL BRIDGE: $3 each direction.
Go over the bridge and turn left onto Canal Rd.
Go 5.5 miles on Canal Rd. The library is on the left at 26267 Canal Rd. (top)
An alternate route that does not have a toll bridge, but that includes about 400 red lights! (Just kidding, but it’s a lot of red lights) is to stay on HWY 59 S. instead of turning onto the Foley Beach Express.
Go about 22 miles and when you get to Gulf Shores and cross the bridge over the canal, get into the left lane. Turn left at the light at the south foot of the bridge. Follow this to the light (about a 1/4 mile) and turn left at the light. Follow this (about ½ mile) and you will have to turn right at a stop sign. Do so.
This is Canal Rd. Follow it about 10 miles to Orange Beach. You will go past the toll bridge, having come around the long, red-light, traffic congested way. Wave at all the happy people coming off the toll bridge who have saved about 10 minutes and lots of frustration by using the toll bridge. But remember it costs $3! You’re almost there.
Continue on Canal Rd. for about 5.5 miles and you will come to HWY 161, also called Orange Beach BLVD. Continue through the traffic light in Orange Beach at HWY 161. The library is on the left about 1/4 mile from the traffic light at 26267 Canal Rd. The Senior Activity Center is next door to the library.