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Richlands Library

102 Suffolk Avenue

P.O. Box 860

Richlands, VA 24641

(276) 964-5282
Fax(276) 963-1107



Sunday Closed
Monday 9a - 8p
Tuesday 9a - 5:30p
Wednesday 9a - 5:30p
Thursday 9a - 5:30p
Friday 9a - 5:30p
Saturday 9a - 5:30p


The Richlands Women's Club provided this recently installed sign, which is visible from both Front Street and Suffolk Avenue.


Book Discussion Group Schedule

The Richlands Book Discussion Group meets the second Monday of every month at 4:30pm. The meetings usually last about an hour. We look forward to seeing you there. Call for more information: 276-964-5282. Copies of these books are available to borrow; audiobook versions are available for some titles. In addition, there are e-books and audiobooks available for some of these books through Overdrive. Come share the joy of good reading!

Month Book Author
September 16, 2013 Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett
October 21, 2013 And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini
November 18, 2013 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
December 9, 2013 Angels and Demons Dan Brown
January 13, 2014 Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom
February 10, 2014 Gone, Girl Gillian Flynn
March 10, 2014 Mama’s Shoes Rebecca D. Elswick
April 14, 2014 Dewey the Library Cat Vicki Myron
May 12, 2014 Stand and Face the Mornings Helen S. Owens


Directions and Map

From Tazewell
        Take 460 West to Richlands, turning right at Claypool Hill
        Exit at Rt. 67 (Jewell Ridge)
        Turn left onto Railroad Avenue
        Drive through one traffic light to end (road becomes one way)
        Turn left onto Front Street (one way)
        Library is 3 blocks ahead on left on corner of Front Street and Suffolk Avenue. 

From Grundy
        Take 460 East toward Richlands
        Exit onto Front Street (past Clinch Valley Medical Center)
        Cross railroad tracks, get in left lane
        Library is 3 blocks ahead on left on corner of Front Street and Suffolk Avenue. 

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Jami McDonald, Manager
Adam Howington, Circulation
Gregory Hubbard, Custodian
Laken Lester, Children's Specialist
Cassie Ogle, Circulation
Lena Powers, Circulation
Sinatra, Library Cat


Beginning in the 1960s, Freya Dalton voluntarily operated a station library in a building she owned on Washington Square in Richlands.  She provided many books herself and gathered donations from the community to stock this library.  Building on her early work, the Richlands Area Friends of the Library, formed in the early 1980s under the leadership of Dr. John C. Willis, worked ceaselessly to obtain a library in the community.  The Friends acquired the Dr. W. R. Williams house on Suffolk Avenue, and privately raised the funds to renovate it.  Constructed in 1890 for the offices of Clinch Valley Coal and Iron Company, this building later became the residence and hospital of Dr. W. R. Williams.  In 1983, the Williams family donated this property, listed on the Virginia Historic Landmarks Register, to the Town of Richlands for use as a library.  This facility opened 1 October 1984.  Architect for the renovation of this building was Cameron Wolfe and contractor was Henry Nickels, Inc.  It was first known as the Western District Branch, then as the Maiden Spring Branch and, now, as the Richlands Branch of Tazewell County Public Library.

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