Wilderness Branch Library
Located at the eastern end of Orange County adjacent to the Lake of the Woods subdivision and just 2 miles from Rt. 3, Wilderness Branch serves residents of Orange and all adjacent counties including Spotsylvania and Culpeper plus all cardholders of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Wilderness Branch is approximately 7500 sq. ft. and provides books, in both regular and large print, magazines, DVDs and Blu-Ray, CDs, books-on-CD, and computer software on CD-ROM for free checkout by the public. Wilderness has especially strong collections in audio books, Civil War history, and how-to crafts. This branch has a collection of approximately 50,000 items and adds over 300 new items each month.
PHONE: 540) 854-5310 FAX:540) 854-5402
From September to May we offer two storytimes. Toddler time meets on Tuesdays at 10:15 and is intended for ages 18 months-3 years and an accompanying caregiver. Preschool storytime meets on Tuesdays at 11:00 and is intended for kids ages 3-6 and their accompanying caregivers. We offer a variety of programming during our Summer Reading Program, from storytimes to programs for Tweens and Teens. All programs are free and open to area children and their caregivers.
Check out our Kids & Teens Page for more information regarding dates and times!
The Wilderness Branch is staffed by 7 staff members, of whom 5 are part-time and 2 are full-time. Michele Beamer is the Branch Librarian. Amy Cryst is the Assistant Branch Manager. Ms. Beamer reports to the Library Director, Katie Hill. The staff is assisted by volunteers.
Library Support Groups
The Wilderness Branch is supported in its mission by the Wilderness Friends of the Library. They provide funds to support the library and its programs, particularly children`s programs. The Wilderness Library is also supported by the fundraising efforts of The Library Foundation, which raises monies from its annual campaigns to support the collections of all three branches.
The Wilderness Branch offers a meeting room available for certain types of public use at no charge. See our Meeting Room Policy for more information.