Tazewell County Public Library

Pocahontas Library

Pocahontas Library Branch Manager: Kandi Vance
Physical Address: 179 Centre Street, Pocahontas, VA 24635
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 96, Pocahontas, VA 24635
Phone: (276) 288-6138
Fax: (276) 945-8086

Directions to Pocahontas Library

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
Thursday: 12pm – 5pm
Friday: 12pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm

The grand opening of the Pocahontas Library as a branch of the Tazewell County Public Library happened on June 1, 2021. Previously, the library was an independent library known as the Emma Yates Memorial Library, which opened on May 31, 1987 through the combined efforts of the Abbs Valley, Boissevain and Pocahontas communities.

Built in 1901, it is located in a two-story brick structure on Centre Street. Originally a millinery shop run by Miss Emma Yates, where she lived on the top floor. Yates served on the town council, clerk of the Baptist church, and treasurer of the Missionary Society. Yates was born on February 19, 1869 and went to New York to study designing. The millinery was the social center for local ladies and sold hats and dresses. Miss Yates passed away on November 27, 1954.

Pocahontas Library Grand Opening
Decorative Image of Inside Pocahontas Library
Decorative Image of Kids Area of Pocahontas Library
Decorative Image of Books in Pocahontas Library

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