Tazewell County Public Library

Bluefield Library

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Address

108 Huffard Drive
Bluefield, VA 24605

Phone

(276) 326-1577
FAX: (276) 322-5705

Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 11am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am – 5:30pm
Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Directions and Map

From Tazewell

  1. Take 460 East to Bluefield
  2. Exit at sign for Rt. 102/Pocahontas Exhibition Mine
  3. Turn right onto Rt. 720
  4. Take next left onto Huffard Drive
  5. Stay left
  6. Bluefield Branch is second building on right

From Bluefield, West Virginia

  1. Take 460 West toward Tazewell
  2. Exit at sign for Rt 102/Pocahontas Exhibition Mine
  3. Turn left onto Rt. 720
  4. Take next left onto Huffard Drive
  5. Stay left
  6. Bluefield Branch is second building on right

Staff

Sarah Murphy, Branch Manager
Howard Farley, Custodian
Gloria Goins, Circulation Specialist
Cassie Ogle, Children’s Specialist
Kandi Vance, Circulation Specialist

History

The Bluefield Branch had its beginnings in a program of the Bluefield Virginia Women’s Club.  In 1941, the Club created a library operated by volunteers from the Club, including Cora Lee Philpott, an elementary school teacher.  The library began in a building on Virginia Avenue across from the town hall.  In 1950, the Town of Bluefield provided space for the library in the town hall and, for some time thereafter, operated the library.  This library became associated with Tazewell County Public Library by 1967 and by 1980 was a branch operated by the public library.  Outgrowing the second story room in the town hall, the Bluefield Branch moved to a new building near Graham Middle School in February 1987 through the particular support of Hudson Huffard, Jr., Eastern District Supervisor.  Architect for the new facility was William J. Huber, Echols-Sparger and Associates and contractor was Swope Construction.  Funding came primarily through federal revenue sharing funds, in the last year they were distributed.  Originally known as the Bluefield Virginia Library, this service became the Eastern District Branch, then the Clear Fork Branch, and now is the Bluefield Branch of Tazewell County Public Library.

  • Tazewell Library

    129 Main St.
    P.O. Box 929
    Tazewell, VA 24651
    (276) 988-2541

  • Bluefield Library

    108 Huffard Drive
    Bluefield, VA 24605
    (276) 326-1577



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  • Richlands Library

    102 Suffolk Avenue
    P.O. Box 860
    Richlands, VA 24641
    (276) 964-5282

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