Powhatan County Public Library
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our building is closed until further notice; however, the Library team is on duty and ready to assist.
Library WiFi and e-branch resources are available 24/7. Library staff are available Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM to provide remote support to patrons. For Library assistance, please use the chat box in the lower right corner of the webpage; call 804-598-5670, or email us at email@example.com.
While the library is closed, the book drop will also be closed. Patrons should keep library materials until the Library reopens to the public. Fines accrued during the closure will be waived. If a patron encounters any library card/account issues, please contact the Library staff by phone or email.
Unfortunately, the Library is unable to accept book donations during the closure. Please do not leave donations near the Library entrances. Library staff are not available to provide intake of donations during the closure.
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. To apply online, visit our Getting a Library Card page. The Library also accepts title suggestions for our print and e-book collections. To submit a suggestion online, visit Recommend a Title to complete the form.
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. Teens are invited to join Discord chat sessions with Ms. Brooke on Tuesdays at 4PM.
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.
|Harry Potter at Home|
April 1 - May 31
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 May 31st. 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.