VB libraries getting upgrades, renovations; services go on

January 15, 2019

Virginia Beach’s Princess Anne Area Library, 1444  Nimmo Parkway, will close Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, along with the rest of Virginia Beach public library locations, and will remain closed for renovations for up to six months.

 

While the building is closed, limited library services and programs will still be available through the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

 

 

The “Princess Anne Express Library,” operating from the Princess Anne Recreation Center, 1400 Nimmo Parkway, next door to the library, will open on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from noon to 6 p.m.

 

Regular operating hours, beginning Thursday, Jan. 25, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; closed on Sunday.

 

Customers may pick up holds and register for library cards at the temporary location.

 

Due to space limitations at the Princess Anne Express Library, material returns cannot be accepted. Customers may return materials and access full library services at any Virginia Beach Public Library location, except Kempsville Area Library, which is closed for renovations.

 

Some library programming will be offered at the Princess Anne Recreation Center. Dates and times for these and other library programs are posted at www.VBgov.com/library-events. For more details, call 757-385-2610.

 

About the renovations

 

Princess Anne Area Library renovations are part of a $5.8 million Capital Improvement Program, awarded in 2016, to renovate eight of 10 library branches, all except for the TCC/City Joint-Use Library, which opened in 2013, and, the Wahab Public Law Library, where renovations were completed in January 2018.

 

Upgrades at Princess Anne include, relocating study rooms to the front of the library, expanding the youth area and enclosing the children’s area. The building will also get new carpet and an additional emergency exit.

 

Virginia Beach’s Princess Anne Area Library, 1444 

Nimmo Parkway, will close Monday, Jan. 21, in observance

of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, along with the rest of

Virginia Beach Public Library locations, and will remain

closed for renovations for up to six months. (Courtesy photo.) 

 

 

Renovations began in December at the Bayside and Special Services Library, which remains open as dedicated spaces are added for storytime and for assisting customers who are visually impaired or disabled.

 

Kempsville Area Library, which closed for renovation in December, is getting an enclosed children’s area and updated restrooms.

 

Renovations are expected to begin at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library later this month. The building will remain open as the children’s area is relocated and enclosed and meeting rooms are refreshed.

 

Renovations at Great Neck, Oceanfront, Pungo-Blackwater and Windsor Woods libraries are expected later in 2019.

 

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