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Varina Area Library

Varina Area Library opened on June 1, 2016 on a 22.11 acre site bound by Pocahontas Parkway & New Market Road (State Route 5). As an Area Library with 43,885 square feet and two stories of space, Varina offers amenities similar to other Area Libraries throughout the county including a digital media lab, drive-up service window, and spaces for collaboration, study and relaxation.

The building was designed by BCWH Architects of Richmond and Tappé Architects of Boston. The library has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. The LEED program, operated by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizes facilities that are environmentally friendly. In 2017 it received the prestigious AIA/ALA Library Building Award from the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association, the only award that recognizes whole library buildings for their design.

1875 New Market Rd. Henrico, VA 23231-6841

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(804) 501-1980



Upcoming Events

Citizen Science: Birding with Author Maria Gianferrari
10/20 2pm

Ages 4 and up. Maria Gianferrari, author of 2018-19 Virginia Reader's Choice Award nominated title Coyote Moon, will join us to talk hawks, urban ecology and...

The Great American Read Finale
10/23 10:30am

Read along with The Great American Read and come watch the finale episode of the PBS program with us.

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