Located at 146A Madison Rd. (Rt. 15) in Orange, our Main Library offers a variety of programs and services to residents of Orange County, all adjoining counties and cardholders of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Books, videos, magazines, DVDs, CD`s, books-on-CD, Blu-Rays and CD-ROM software are all available for free checkout to the public. Our location has a strong collection in large print books, gardening, cooking and hobbies. Our library is just over 10,000 square feet and contains over 75,000 items in its collections. We add, on average, over 300 new items each month.
Phone: (540) 672-3811
Fax: (540) 672-5040
Storytimes (September through May)
Toddler Time, Wednesdays @ 9:45. A 15-20 minute program of short stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and music to help introduce toddlers to the fun of reading, language and the library. For ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers.
Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays @ 10:30. A 30-45 minute program of stories, action rhymes, music and a craft. Library storytime is a fun way to develop important early literacy and listening skills. For ages 3-6 and their caregivers.
Summer Reading Program (June & July)
A variety of programs are offered, to include weekly storytimes and bi-monthly programs for Tweens and Teens. All programs are free and open to area children and their caregivers.
The Main Library has 10 part-time employees and 4 full-time employees. The staff provides centralized cataloging of library materials for all locations with 1.5 FTE. The Youth Services Librarian, Michelle Pursel, is also nominally based as the Main Library although she divides her time between all three locations. The Main Library is supervised by Library Director, Katie Hill.
The Main Library is supported and assisted by the Orange Friends of the Library who operate a used bookstore at 120 Chapman St. in Orange to raise funds to support the library. The bookstore is usually open weekdays from 10-4 and can be contacted at (540) 672-7880. The Main Library is also supported by the Orange County Library Foundation which raises funds for targeted campaigns annually.
Our meeting room has a capacity of 55 people and is available to the public free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance. For-profit and commercial use is prohibited. No fees other than for the cost of instructional materials may be charged. Our meeting room is shared with the Orange County Extension Office and the library only has access from 9:30-5:00 Monday-Friday. Persons wishing to use the meeting room in the evening or on weekends should phone the Extension office at (540)672-1361. Our meeting room is equipped with a full kitchen. A TV, VCR and overhead projector are also available for use at your meeting if you notify our staff in advance.
Please see our Library Meeting Room Policyfor more information.