Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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June

 

Thursday June 2

 

Summer Volunteen Training, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 13 & up. Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer?  Get training to assist with the Library's Summer Reading Program.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Let the Games Begin!, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Play games and socialize with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Friday June 3

 

First Friday Films, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Saturday June 4

 

Summer Art & Ice Cream, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

All ages. Join us for ice cream and see artwork from Kersey Creek Elementary School students!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Olympic Art Kickoff, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

All ages! Help us kick off the summer with rock painting, bubble making, origami, & medal-making. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Family LEGOs, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 & up. Have fun at the library with your whole family as you put your LEGO engineering skills to work.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday June 6

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

"Read for the Win!" Kick-off & Art Show, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

See creative student art work and sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

"Read for the Win!" Launch Party, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

All ages. Join us for food, fun, and more!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Tai Chi, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

If you've never tried Tai Chi, now's your chance. Described as "meditation in motion" Tai Chi can be a gentle way to fight the stress of everyday living and may have a number of health benefits. Try it and see!

 

Montpelier Mystery Book Group, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 16 & up.  Join us for a lively discussion of a popular book title.

 

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Tuesday June 7

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

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Wednesday June 8

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

MPRA Rain Barrel Workshop, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Join Dawn Shank of the Mattaponi & Pamunkey Rivers Association (MPRA), learn the importance of water conservation, and leave with your very own rain barrel!  Call the library to reserve your seat and your rain barrel.

 

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Thursday June 9

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

 Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft & Fraud, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Find out how and why someone may be targeted as a victim of identity theft and how to avoid it.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Friday June 10

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

 

Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.

Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Author Meet & Greet: Kristen Green, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Award-winning journalist Kristen Green will discuss her book, Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County.  Ms. Green witnessed first-hand segregation in her school and community and later published numerous articles about civil rights and education in local newspapers.

Hosted by the Atlee Branch Library Book Club and the Friends of the Atlee Library.  Copies of Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County will be available for purchase.

 

Teen Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16.  See a great movie on the big screen.  Bring a friend!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday June 11

 

"Read for the Win!" Sidewalk Party, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

All ages. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and enjoy an old-fashioned sidewalk party

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Second Saturday Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Bring the whole family for a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Popcorn & drinks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

Learn to Draw, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Judy Thomas, Art in the Garden instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, will teach you how to draw in pencil using depth, line, shading, and composition. This is a two-part class.  The next meeting is Saturday, June 18. Call the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library

 

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Monday June 13

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

It's a Play Dough Party!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Who could ask for more? Roll, flatten, squeeze, and sculpt to your heart's delight and leave the mess at the library door.

 

Build an Object Launcher, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Build a FUNctional object launcher and flex your STEAM skills.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

 

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Talkin' up Sweet Books Kickoff, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Join us for dessert and iced tea, make suggestions for summer reads, and sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

 

Tai Chi, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

If you've never tried Tai Chi, now's your chance. Described as "meditation in motion" Tai Chi can be a gentle way to fight the stress of everyday living and may have a number of health benefits. Try it and see!

 

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Tuesday June 14

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

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Wednesday June 15

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Join us for a series program (Wednesdays June 15 through August 3) on how you can be your best self yet.  Each week will focus on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by a local nutritionist.

 

Play GIANT Games, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Ever seen a giant Jenga tower? Play with our giant games and sign up for the Summer Reading Program. See what the rest of the summer holds in store for you.

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Thursday June 16

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

 Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Read 2 Rover, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Read 2 Rover provides comfort and motivation for beginning readers as they read aloud to therapy dogs.  Call or visit the library for more information or to register for this rewarding program.

 

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Friday June 17

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

 

Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.

Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

LEGOMania @ the Library, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 5-12.  Join us for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Saturday June 18

 

"Brazil Celebration!" Kickoff, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

In honor of the Summer Olympics as we "Read for the Win!," let's celebrate Brazil with fun themed crafts, music, & activities.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

"Read for the Win!" Kick-off Carnival, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

All ages. Kick off your summer with fun games and sign up for our Summer Reading Program.

Sweet treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

"Read for the Win!" Kick-off Party, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point Branch Library

All ages. Join us for food, games, fun, and more!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

Learn to Draw, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Judy Thomas, Art in the Garden instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, will teach you how to draw in pencil using depth, line, shading, and composition. This is a two-part class.  The first meeting is Saturday, June 11. Call the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library

 

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Monday June 20

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

The Dance Company

Location: Hanover Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library, 1:30 p.m.

All ages. Join us for a high energy movement and music program led by instructors from The Dance Company. Audience participation is encouraged for fun and fitness.

 

Adult Coloring, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

It's not just for kids anymore!  Join us for a night of stress relieving creativity with the popular trend of adult coloring.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Tai Chi, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

If you've never tried Tai Chi, now's your chance. Described as "meditation in motion" Tai Chi can be a gentle way to fight the stress of everyday living and may have a number of health benefits. Try it and see!

 

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Tuesday June 21

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

Location: Hanover Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.

Walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures! Learn about interesting animals, what makes them special, and where they live. Meet and greet lots of furry and scaly friends.

 

The Dance Company, 1:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

All ages. Join us for a high energy movement and music program led by instructors from The Dance Company. Audience participation is encouraged for fun and fitness.

 

Trivia Trek!, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Rise to the challenge and flex your skills in group and solo contests of wit.

Pizza provided by the West Point Friends of the Library.

 

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Wednesday June 22

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

The Dance Company

Location: Ashland Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

All ages. Join us for a high energy movement and music program led by instructors from The Dance Company. Audience participation is encouraged for fun and fitness.

 

Gym-tastic!, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Carissa Baldwin of the New Kent Gymnastics Center will lead a gymnastic presentation with audience participation in music and movement.

 

Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Join us for a series program (Wednesdays June 15 through August 3) on how you can be your best self yet.  Each week will focus on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by a local nutritionist.

 

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Thursday June 23

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

 Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.

Walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures! Learn about interesting animals, what makes them special, and where they live. Meet and greet lots of furry and scaly friends.

 

Corn Hole Competition, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Enjoy a night out with friends in a friendly game of corn hole.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

 

Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 13 & up. Bring a friend and join us for a great movie on the big screen.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Friday June 24

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

 

Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.

Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Monday June 27

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

Location: Goochland Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library, 12:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.

Walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures! Learn about interesting animals, what makes them special, and where they live. Meet and greet lots of furry and scaly friends.

 

LEGO Olympics, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 5-12. Build your coolest creation in 15 minutes or less as a team or on your own.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

 

Tai Chi, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

If you've never tried Tai Chi, now's your chance. Described as "meditation in motion" Tai Chi can be a gentle way to fight the stress of everyday living and may have a number of health benefits. Try it and see!

 

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Tuesday June 28

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

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Wednesday June 29

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

Location: King & Queen Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.

Walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures! Learn about interesting animals, what makes them special, and where they live. Meet and greet lots of furry and scaly friends.

 

Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Join us for a series program (Wednesdays June 15 through August 3) on how you can be your best self yet.  Each week will focus on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by a local nutritionist.

 

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Thursday June 30

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

 Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Summer Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Get out of the heat and bring your friends to a cool movie on the big screen.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

 

Death by Chocolate 2: Electric Boogaloo, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Calling all chocoholics!  Play new chocolate games and tantalize your taste buds with new chocolate flavors. Call the library to sign up.

 

Summer Reading Check-in, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Have a Summer Reading Check-In with the County’s Elementary School Librarians and get a treat from the KONA ICE truck!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Sticky Note Mural, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Create a mural with sticky notes loaded with your favorite quotes, mottos, or doodles.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue
804-798-4072

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Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road
804-559-0654

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Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West
804-556-4774

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Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive
804-365-6210

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King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road
804-769-1623

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Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
804-746-9615

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Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
804-883-7116

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Cochrane Rockville Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road
804-749-3146

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Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road
804-769-3731

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West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street
804-843-3244

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