Amherst County Public Library

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Amherst County Public Library buildingThe Amherst County Public Library was founded in November 1964 to serve the citizens of Amherst County. It began as a demonstration project of the Library of Virginia. It included bookmobile service as the primary means of outreach service throughout the county. The Amherst Library moved from its original Town Hall location to a former telephone company building shared with the Amherst County Public School System Administrative Offices. When the school system moved to a new building, the library expanded into the entire building and also added an addition, a process completed in 1991.

Madison Heights Public Library buildingThe Madison Heights Library, originally established as a storefront branch in the Seminole Shopping Center, moved in 1979 to a county-owned building built on land donated by the owner of the River James Shopping Center. The library now has a collection of over 100,000 items plus electronic resources and meets the educational and informational needs of all ages.

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  • Amherst Library
    434.946.9488, ext. 1

    382 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 370
    Amherst, VA 24521

    Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Tues 10am-8pm
    Sat 10am-2pm

  • Jacob Etter, Director

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  • Madison Heights Library
    434.946.9488, ext. 2

    200 River James Shopping Center
    Madison Heights, VA 24572

    Mon 10am-8pm
    Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Sat 10am-2pm

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