Tazewell County Public Library

Library Updates

Tazewell Library Closed

Posted by jwilkes on

Good news! We will be getting new carpet and flooring throughout the public areas of our Tazewell Library. In order to make this happen, the Tazewell Library will be closed from Friday, August 6 to Tuesday, August 24. The other three TCPL locations will remain open their normal business hours.

In order to make moving and storing things easier, we encourage all patrons to max out your library cards before August 6. Any patron that checks out 30 items on their card from Tazewell will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card provided by the Friends of Tazewell County Public Library.

Checkout times on all materials will be extended until Wednesday, September 1st. You will still be able to place holds on Tazewell items, but please know that they will not be fulfilled until late August when we reopen.

The Tazewell Library will still distribute lunches from Feeding Southwest Virginia through August 16.

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Feeding Southwest Virginia Summer Food Program

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Logo for Feeding Southwest Virginia
This institute is an equal opportunity provider.

Tazewell County Public Library is pleased to announce a partnership with the Feeding Southwest Virginia Summer Food Program to provide summer meals to children 18 years old and under. Tazewell County Public Library will be distributing food boxes that contain 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 10 milks. The distribution will be weekly, from June 7 through August 16 on the following schedule:

  • Richlands Branch: Mondays starting at 12pm, questions:  call 276-964-5282
  • Bluefield Branch:  Wednesdays starting at 11am, questions: call 276-326-1577
  • Pocahontas Branch: Wednesdays starting at 1pm, questions: call 276-288-6138
  • Tazewell Main Library: Thursdays starting at 2pm, questions: call 276-988-2541.

Plastic bags courtesy of Food City, store # 827, Claypool Hill.

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High School Yearbooks Needed!

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Tazewell County High School Yearbooks

Tazewell County Public Library is seeking to permanently acquire high school yearbooks from Tazewell County. We currently have over 100 yearbooks, but are missing many years in our collection.

We are asking for donations from the public in order to fill any gaps. We will include a book plate into any yearbook to

These non-circulating books will be available for future generations to browse. We also hope to digitize all pre-2000 yearbooks as well. To see which Tazewell County yearbooks have already been digitized, visit the Internet Archive.

Below, you will see all the years that we have for the four county high schools. If you would like to donate a yearbook that we do not have, please drop it off at your nearest TCPL library. We will include a bookplate with your name for your donation.

For questions, please contact Assistant Director Chris Wilkes at (276) 988-2541 or email him at jwilkes@tcplweb.org.


Graham High School Yearbooks (The Graham)
1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991

Pocahontas High School Yearbooks (The Wigwam)
1931, 1938, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Richlands High School Yearbooks (The Tornado)
1947, 1948, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1984

Tazewell High School Yearbooks (The Peak)
1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020

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Reopening Building to the Public

Posted by jwilkes on

Dear Tazewell County Public Library patrons and community,

Good news! Tazewell County Public Library buildings will reopen to the public on Monday, February 22. Our capacity is limited, so we are asking patrons to limit their time to 1 hour blocks of time. We will continue curbside service for those that prefer it. All libraries will continue with regular business hours, which you can find at our Location and Hours page on our website.

Our staff has been diligently working during the library closure to enhance our online and curbside services. Those will continue for the foreseeable future. Additionally, we have modified our buildings to protect the staff and the public. You may notice some of the following changes when you visit us:

  • Some furniture removed
  • Remaining furniture spread further apart
  • Sneeze guards installed at circulation desks
  • All toys and manipulatives removed from children’s areas
  • 6 ft floor markers at circulation desks
  • Returned materials are sanitized and quarantined for 1 week
  • All staff wearing masks

We ask that all patrons continue practicing mask wearing and social distancing. We also have hand sanitizing stations available throughout the buildings.

We appreciate your patience during these evolving and challenging times. We’ve missed seeing you in our libraries!

Erica Hall, Library Director

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Overdrive Magazines with Libby

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RBDigital Magazines is transitioning to Overdrive Magazines with the Libby App. There are over 3,000 popular magazines titles and up to three years of back issues. We also have an extensive ebook collection through Southwest Virginia Public Libraries.

These magazines are through the Library of Virginia and will require a few additional steps to access.

Add Library of Virginia Card to Libby App

Select the Libby logo in the top right corner of the Libby App.

Choose Add a Library

Type “Library of Virginia” into the Search Box.

The Library of Virginia collection will immediately pop-up. You borrow these books the same way you would any book.

Scroll down & select “Choose a Location”

Locate & Select “Tazewell County Public Library”

Enter TCPL library barcode

You can borrow up to 5 digital books & place 10 holds with the Library of Virginia card.

Switch between your Library of Virginia card & Southwest Virginia Public Libraries by selecting the Libby logo in the top right corner.

 

Borrow Digital Magazines

Patrons can borrow up to 5 items from the Library of Virginia collection and place 10 hold. In addition to digital magazines, you can also checkout a selection of ebooks and audiobooks.

 

 

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