Cohosted by Winter Honey and The Richlands Library Restoration Project
Date: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023
Time: 10 AM to 4 PM
Location: RICHLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT COMPLEX- RICHLANDS, VIRGINIA
Spaces are available for a $30 donation- it is best to reserve your space early! Specialty products or yard sale items are encouraged at this event.
On the day of the event, setup will begin at 9:00am. Doors will open to the public at 10:00am and the event will last until 4:00pm (please try to stay the entire day). The size of spaces will be 6 feet in length and tables will be provided and setup if requested.
Please print out and fill out this PDF to secure a table and return the form with your check or money order (NO CASH PLEASE) by February 17th made out to: Richlands Winter Honey Organization- P.O. Box 14, Richlands, VA 24641.
POSITION: Custodian – Bluefield Branch, Tazewell County Public Library
DESCRIPTION: Tazewell County Public Library has an opening for a custodian at the Bluefield Branch in Bluefield, VA. Duties include cleaning, maintaining building and grounds, and minor repairs. The position is 20 hours per week, morning hours, Monday through Friday, occasional Saturdays for larger cleaning projects.
REQUIREMENTS: Oral and written communication skills, knowledge of cleaning equipment and procedures are essential.
Applications accepted until position is filled.
TO APPLY: Send completed Tazewell County Public Library application form to Erica Galloway, Director. Email: email@example.com or Mail: Tazewell County Public Library, P. O. Box 929, Tazewell, VA 24651. Or, drop application off at one of our libraries.
Mobile hotspots provide free, unlimited high-speed internet access from almost anywhere when using a WiFi-enabled devices, such as a phone, tablet, or laptop. Check Availability
Checkout Period: 7 Days Renewable: No Late Fee: $1 per day Lending Agreement: Before checking out a hotspot, patrons must read and sign our lending agreement: PDF Replacement Fee: $185 plus additional processing and late fees Return: Must be returned to the library circulation desk during open hours. Do not return hotspots in the book drop.
The Tazewell County Public Library Community Journal Project is a creative outlet for you to share stories, drawings, recipes, and more with the Tazewell County community. This is for all-ages. These journals will be kept as a record for future generations in Tazewell County.
Can I check out these community journals?
Yes, you can check them out up to 2 weeks and renew them up to 3 times.
Are there any rules?
All journals are kid-friendly, G-rated. Do not write or deface the pages that comes before yours. You may sign your name or remain anonymous. We ask you to respect the privacy of others and do not share identifying information unless it is your own to share.
On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the Board of Trustees unanimously passed two motions concerning juvenile and young adult library cards:
Motion 1: Change the policy to where the age limit would be 0 – 17 years old.
Motion 2: Eliminate fines for card holders up to 17 years for a trial period for 1 year while we do internal research.
What does this mean?
1. Previously, juvenile cards were limited to ages 5 – 17 years old. With motion 1, parents will now be able to get library cards for children from birth to 4 years old.
2. Card holders from 0 – 17 years old will no longer accrue fines on their cards. We are waiving all fines on current juvenile cards. Damaged or unreturned items (checked out for over 8 weeks) will still be billed to a card.
Why are we doing this?
The library should be the one cradle to grave institutions that a person never grows out of. One outgrows public school, but never outgrow access to a public library. Tazewell County Public Library is uniquely poised in our community to effect positive change by eliminating fines for late children’s books. The library has a responsibility to increase equitable access and remove obstacles to the collection.
A child who is told, “No, we can’t check out any books, we have fines,” that memory sticks and could impact that child’s future. Tazewell County Public Library wants to extend a beckoning hand to every baby, toddler, child and teen of this community to welcome them back to their library. We want to encourage lifelong readers and access to books.
Currently, the Board of Trustees has approved a one year trial period for eliminating fines. We will collect internal data to justify extending beyond the trial period, but we also need to hear how this change positively effects you. Please fill out the Google Form below to tell us your story.
Tazewell County Public Library is partnering with the Virginia Department of Health to distribute free rapid COVID-19 antigen at-home test kits. No library card required. Tests are for personal, individual use. If you are experiencing symptoms, please ask someone else to pick up your test kit for you.
Pocahontas: Currently Closed
How do I get a test kit?
Call your local library branch to check availability before visiting.
Due to high demand, the COVID-19 test kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the library.
We are not able to hold kits at this time
Kits are limited to two per person
How do I use the test kits
Librarians cannot assist you using the test kit
Directions and an FAQ will be provided to you.
What do my test results mean?
Library employees cannot assist you in reading or understanding the test results. Please contact the Virginia Department of Health of Cumberland Plateau Health District.
Get free online tutoring with your library card from the hours of 2pm – 11pm for K – 12th grade in a variety of subject areas. A kindergartener can get reading and writing help. Where as, a senior in high school can get assistance in algebra, geometry, biology, chemistry, statistics, and many other subjects.
Students can even get assistance filling out FAFSA applications.
For adults, get assistance in GED preparation, career assistance, and the U.S. Citizenship Test.
Library card number required for accessing online tutoring. Other features may require the creation of an account.
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.