To better meet the evolving needs of our growing community, the York County Public Library will close the Yorktown branch at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021, to begin an exciting renovation and expansion project. Upon closing, library services will be suspended.
The goals of this project are to overhaul outdated infrastructure, create new public spaces, and make the building more welcoming and accessible to everyone. With this renovation and expansion, the Yorktown Library can become the center of our community and provide support for the educational, professional, and cultural needs of area residents. The renovation will add 10,000 square feet to the Yorktown Library. Among the highlights are expanded and updated spaces for events and programs, an updated Children’s wing and new story time room, a brand-new space just for teens, innovative technology workspaces, and private study rooms.
“The Yorktown expansion has been twenty years in the making and I am so delighted that the County is able to bring this dream to fruition. After construction, we will essentially have a brand new library equipped to accommodate the various intellectual and professional needs of our citizens,” said Library Director Kevin Smith.
Beginning Tuesday, July 6, curbside pickup services and an outdoor book drop will be offered at the library’s new Grafton Annex located at 5751 George Washington Memorial Highway. (The Grafton Annex is the building that previously housed Fire Station 1 before its move to Dare Road.) To utilize curbside pickup and the book drop, library patrons will need to access the parking lot from Grafton Drive, which is a through street that runs behind the facility. Curbside service will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at this location.
In early August a browsing room will be available to patrons that will contain popular items including new fiction, new non-fiction, and children’s books. Items from the closed stacks will also be available upon request. The browsing room will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Services will continue as normal at the Tabb Library, located at 100 Long Green Blvd. Yorktown, VA 23693. The Tabb Library is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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