Powhatan County Public Library
Hours: 10am - 4pm Monday-Thursday, and Saturday
Closed Friday and Sunday; Public Restrooms Closed
Library WiFi & e-branch available 24/7
For patron and staff safety, returned items are quarantined according to the latest health department guidelines. Please note that it may take up to a week for items to be removed from your account. Fines are being waived during this time. If the quarantine impacts your ability to place holds or access e-resources, please contact us.
For assistance, please use the chat box in the lower right corner of the webpage; call 804-598-5670, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The Capital Region Adult Education Program is offering free virtual learning opportunities this fall beginning the week of September 21. Students interested in enrolling in classes should call 804-780-6039.
The Capital Region Adult Education Program provides classes to prepare individuals in need of a GED® or basic math, reading, computer and workforce skills.
See this flyer for the fall schedule and more information.
Need help finding the next step in your career?
Virginia Career Works – Capital Region is here to help through their new Career Services Portal. This program is designed for job seekers to access Virginia Career Works services remotely.
They provide many services to job seekers including:
➢ One-on-one assistance with resumes, cover letters and thank you letters
➢ Assistance with completing employment applications
➢ Career counseling
➢ Development of an individual employment plan
➢ In-depth interviewing skills development
➢ Career and skills testing
➢ Occupational skills training, on-the-job training, job readiness training
➢ Referrals to specialized services
How can you get started?
Visit www.vcwcapital.com/orientation for more about their services and get started down the path towards your next step.
Would you like to hear about the many exciting bestsellers, movie and audiobooks almost the very moment they arrive at the library? Then sign up for Wowbrary’s weekly emails here: www.wowbrary.com It’s a free service.
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.