Powhatan County Public Library
|PCPL is closed and all programs suspended until further notice|
The Library Board is taking appropriate action to limit public gathering to slow the spread of the virus based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). As a result, Powhatan County Public Library will remain closed until further notice.
Library WiFi and e-branch resources will continue to be available 24/7. During the closure, Library staff will also continue to be available Monday – Friday during regular County business hours to provide remote support to patrons. For Library assistance, please contact 804-598-5670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
While the library is closed, the book drop will also be closed. Fines accrued during the closure will be waived. For the most up-to-date information please see our Facebook page.
Powhatan community members are encouraged to apply online for a library card to gain 24/7 access to all of the amazing e-resources the Library provides. Library membership grants access to our professionally curated collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines. The Library also accepts title suggestions for our print and e-book collections.
For those who miss our wonderful Library programs, please like us on Facebook and join us for Facebook Live Storytime sessions with Ms. Caroline. Online Storytime sessions will be held weekly during their regular time slots on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The Library will continue to post resources, activities, and ideas here and on our Facebook Page. Future programs are currently being planned and will be announced soon.
|Harry Potter at Home||April 1 - 30|
Starting April 1st the e-book and e-audiobook of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" by J.K. Rowling is available for check out with no waiting lists until April 30th. Click here to access the books.
Readers can also visit harrypotterathome.com for additional information and activities to do at home.
|April 1st is Census Day!|
Respond to the 2020 Census today!
The 2020 Census has started, and it’s your chance to shape the future for yourself, your family, and your community. Information collected in the census informs how billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed to states and communities each year.
Census data impacts funding for things like:
› Education programs and grants
› Public transportation
› Medicare and Medicaid
› Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
› Community centers
› School meal programs
› Parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities
You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Regardless of how you choose to respond, your information will be kept confidential.
Visit 2020CENSUS.GOV to respond to the census today
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Stop by the library and fill out a card application. Then explore the 54,000 titles we have to offer, in book, audio or video formats. If we don't have what you want, we can usually get it.
Access high-speed Internet, wi-fi and e-database information.
Bring the kids for fun-filled story times and sign up early for our summer reading program.
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Powhatan County Public Library was established on May 9, 1988. The current library building was constructed in 2001 and dedicated on November 3, 2001. The library is a department of the Powhatan County government.
The purpose of the library is to acquire, organize, provide access and offer guidance to a broad range of information, materials, and services. Primarily, this mission is to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, cultural, community, and recreational needs of all people in the County.
The library is locally funded through a revenue appropriation made by the Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County, Virginia. The Library also receives state aid funding from the Library of Virginia.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is appointed by and reports to the Board of Supervisors. The director reports to the governing body, the Board of Trustees, and in an advisory capacity to the County Administrator.
Regular meetings of the trustees are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.