102 Suffolk Avenue
P.O. Box 860
Richlands, VA 24641
The Richlands Women's Club provided this recently installed sign, which is visible from both Front Street and Suffolk Avenue.
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!
|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|
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Jami McDonald, Manager
Barbara Justice, Circulation
Adam Howington, Circulation
Gregory Hubbard, Custodian
Laken Lester, Children's Specialist
Cassie Ogle, 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.