Pets Caught Reading Photo Contest

Submit a photo of your pet “reading a book” by e-mail to Library visitors and social media followers will vote on a pet to become our *official* Tails & Tales Summer Learning Program mascot. To vote for your favorite pet photo, follow us on Facebook or on Instagram or visit the Library during the week of July 7, 2021.

NEW! Little Library Boxes

Need some reading material but can’t make it to the library right away? Look for the new Little Library Boxes at these locations: Watts & Sons Supermarket in Millers Tavern Rayz Way Express in Champlain Valero in Center Cross           Dashawn Nelson, an Eagle Scout from Tappahannock’s Troop 304, recently installed these Little Library Boxes to provide free books to local families. He also collected book … Read More

Best of 2018 Staff Picks

We see thousands of books move across our service desk each year at Essex Public Library. As big-time book lovers, we discover many fresh favorites as they hit our shelves, and of course we also hear about lots of great reads from our library users. At the end of 2018, we took a little time to reflect on our year of reading. We created a list of seven favorites, and … Read More

Library Card Signup Month

September is Library Card Signup Month. To celebrate, Essex Public Library is releasing its new library card design, featuring artwork donated by Tappahannock photographer Dawn Howeth. The updated card design features an iconic image of the Downing Bridge at sunrise. In partnership with local businesses, the library is also launching a “Show Your Card” campaign to promote local businesses and library card signups. During the month of September, library card … Read More