Essex Public Library

Library Board of Directors

Our library is led by a volunteer Board of Directors that oversees the library’s funds, long-range plan, and policies. Library Board members are elected for four-year terms and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms. Current library board members are:

Ms. Julie Strock, Chair

Mr. Kevin Dolan, Vice-chair

Ms. Suzanne Derieux, Treasurer

Mr. Robert LaFollette

Ms. Latanya Weeden

Ms. Isobel Swinson, ex officio, Friends of the Library President

The Library Board meets quarterly on the third Wednesday in July, October, January, and April at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. For copies of meeting agendas or minutes, contact Dana Smook at (804) 443-4945 or e-mail

Are you interested in serving on the Library’s Board of Directors? We’d love to hear from you. We are seeking diverse board members who are ready to lead the way for a strong and vibrant public library in Essex County.  If you want to share your experiences with our Library Board, please use the contact form below.


  • Hours

    Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed

  • Location

    Essex Public Library
    117 North Church Lane
    Tappahannock, VA 22560

    Phone: 804-443-4945

  • About Essex County

    Essex County

    Town of Tappahannock

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