2017 Holiday Closing Schedule

Essex Public Library will be closed on the following days during the 2017 holiday season: Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving) Friday, November 24 Monday, December 25 (Christmas) Tuesday, December 26 Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)

Message from the Director

In August, the Essex Public Library Board of Directors selected me to take on the role of Library Director after the retirement of long-time Director Bess Haile. I officially joined our Library team in September. Filling such big shoes has been daunting, but I’m already learning the ropes and have truly enjoyed meeting our remarkable library users, as well as getting to know our outstanding staff. I’ve worked in public … Read More

Evening with a Writer Presents: Jennifer Coken

The Friends of the Essex Public Library are hosting their Fall 2017 Evening with a Writer fundraiser on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at Roma Ristorante in Tappahannock. This time around, Evening with a Writer has taken on a special Girls Night Out theme in honor of our featured author, Jennifer Coken. Jen’s debut memoir, When I Die, Take My Panties, is both inspirational and laugh-out-loud funny. So you can expect that … Read More

Essex County Yearbooks Now Available Online

You can now view Essex Public Library’s yearbooks collection online, thanks to the Yearbook Digitization Project from Library of Virginia. You can view the yearbooks at this link: https://archive.org/details/essexpubliclibrary