All libraries will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Locations & Hours

Main Library

MON - THU 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FRI 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUN closed

Damascus Library

MON, WED, FRI 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Glade Spring Library

MON closed
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WED & FRI 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Hayters Gap Library

MON closed
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WED & FRI 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT 9am - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Mendota Library

MON closed
TUE - THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FRI closed
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Story Time Returns

Posted August 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized

story time logoIt’s Back to School time, which means our story time and children’s programs are starting anew.

We’ve made a few changes this year, so please check schedules carefully. The easiest way to do that is to check out the calendar on our website.

Programs at Main

Our story time has become an All Ages Story Time. It’s held three days a week at the main library in Abingdon: Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Did you know that our staff creates a lesson plan for each week’s story time? Each one has a theme, and the lesson plan includes the stories they’ll read, and the related songs, activities, etc. They even include a prop list. They’re so organized, it’s scary.

The main library’s homeschool activities continue on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. We’ll explore a new science, technology, engineering or math theme on the first Wednesday of each month. Our popular Lego Play is back on the second Wednesday of the month. An art program is held on the third Wednesday.

Our Saturday Lego play continues on the third Saturday of the month, but it moves to 10 a.m.  Many of you told us that there were conflicts at our old time. We listened and moved Lego Saturday to an earlier time. Come and join us.

Programs at branch libraries

The Glade Spring branch library holds story time on selected Wednesdays at 11 a.m. They offer an after-school film club Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. Participants learn to make and edit their own films. Glade Spring offers a STEAM program the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.

The Hayters Gap branch library holds a STEM program every other Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and a special Saturday story time on selected dates.

Mendota branch library story time is held on some Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Please check the calendar for exact dates.

Dial a Story

If you haven’t checked out our Dial A Story, you should. Rick McVey from Barter Theatre reads our stories, and he is amazing. Just call 276-676-6234 and give it a listen.

Coming Up

We’ve got Halloween programs, face painting and more planned.


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