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

Trail Days Celebration

Posted May 10th, 2018 in Uncategorized

front of Damascus libraryThe Friendliest Little Library on the Trail (our Damascus branch library) joins the Trail Days Celebration in Damascus, May 18-20.

Visitors to the library can relax on the front porch, go into the visitor center or inside where it’s cool. The branch offers high-speed Internet, charging stations, computers and all the usual library amenities.

They also have bike racks and free paperbacks for hikers. The paperbacks are provided by the Friends of the Library are small and easily transportable.

Special programs are planned for Trail Days.

They’ll have board games (including Catan, a board game quest), coloring pages, sidewalk art and trivia with hikers.

The third annual movie festival runs from Monday through Thursday at 2 p.m. We’ll watch movies on the big screen and enjoy free refreshments. Movies include “Appalachian Trail,” “Sustainable,” “Backcountry,” “Footprints: The Path of your Life,” “Wolfpack” and a surprise classic. Viewers decide which movie to watch each day.

Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m., Dr. Hamed, professor of biology at Virginia Highlands Community College, will discuss Salamanders of White Top Mountain.

Hiker crafts are available all day Friday, May 18.

Ben Casteel returns Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. for his popular Foraging for Edibles on the Trail program. Ben, a horticulture instructor, explains which plants on the trail are edible and how to find them. The event begins with instruction, which is followed by a hike.

Come sit a spell with us during Trail Days and discover why hikers call the Damascus branch library, the Friendliest Little Library on the Trail.

We thank the Friends of the Library for their sponsorship of these special programs.

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