History and Mission
The Farmville Public Library was established in 1930. It became a department of the Town of Farmville local government in 1954. As the public information and learning center in Farmville, the Library strives to provide materials, programs, space, and services to inform, inspire, educate and entertain.
The Children’s Department offers a variety of activities for children, including weekly storytimes for a variety of age groups, special events, and annual Summer Reading programs. Please visit the library’s website for the latest schedule of events located at farmvillelibrary.org.
The Library’s Children’s Librarian is also available to present storytimes and literacy programs at daycares, schools, and similar organizations on and off-site free of charge. If you would like to request a storytime at your organization, please call the Library at (252) 753-3355, or email Heather Harden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection, Resources and Services
The Library strives to meet the evolving, and diverse, educational and learning needs of the community by offering:
- Traditional and emerging materials, including print books, DVDs, books on CD, newspapers, magazines, downloadable E-books and audiobooks, reference service, notary services, and test proctoring.
- Technologies, including computer and printing access, wi-fi, wireless hotpots, computer help sessions, and scanning services.
- Children’s learning opportunities, including story times for various age groups, outreach programs, therapy dog reading sessions, and a vibrant Summer Learning Program.
- Adult lifelong learning opportunities, including presentations by university professors, authors, historians and musicians; book clubs; and crafting workshops.
The Library is also part of the NC Cardinal catalog consortium. By being a part of the consortium, patrons of Farmville Public Library have access to over 6.5 million items available from other North Carolina consortium libraries. If material is desired that the Library does not currently have, it can be requested and sent to you, free of charge.
The Library’s policy manual can be accessed here.