Monday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.Tuesday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.Wednesday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Sunday: Closed
Public libraries first appeared in Chesterfield County during the early part of the nineteenth century. The early libraries began as a citizens’ movement. Some of the significant dates of CCPL’s development are:
1903 – Hazen Library opens in Bon Air.
1935 – Public Library of Chester opens.
1964 – Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors votes to establish a library system.
1967 – Chester and the Hazen Library open as libraries of the Chesterfield County Library System.
1968 – State funding is received to begin a bookmobile. Two bookmobiles make 21 stops weekly, combined.
1973 – Bond referendum passes to fund a new library at the Courthouse Complex (Central library), plans to develop libraries for Bon Air, Ettrick-Matoaca, Midlothian and Clover Hill are included.
1976 – LaPrade, Ettrick-Matoaca and Bon Air (replacing the Hazen Library) libraries open.
1977 – Central Library opens as a 22,800 square foot facility, other libraries have been approximately 7500 square feet.
1980 – Midlothian Library opens.
1981 – Bookmobiles retire, Library system now consists of five libraries.
1984 – Coin operated public computers become available at the Central Library.
1988 – Bond issue is approved to fund the expansion of Central, Midlothian and Bon Air. Funding is also approved to build two new libraries: Enon and Matoaca West.
1989 – Greater than 50% of the County’s population has a library card
1992 – Enon Library opens
1993 – Meadowdale Library opens
1994 – Clover Hill Library opens
2002 – Chester Library renovated
2002 – LaPrade Library renovated
2008 – Meadowdale Library renovated
2013 – Ettrick-Matoaca Library renovated
2013 – Ground is broken for new library located on Courthouse Rd. near Reams Rd.
2014 – Bon Air Library renovated
2016 – North Courthouse Road Library opens
Silvers, Dorothy Fuller. Chesterfield: An Old Virginia County. Vol II, 1955-1989. Chesterfield, VA: Chesterfield Museum Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society, 1992.
Weaver, Bettie Woodson. Chesterfield County Virginia. A History, 1970. Chesterfield, VA: Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, 1970.
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