Orange County Public Library

Wilderness Branch Library

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.

Current hours

PHONE: (540) 854-5310   FAX: (540) 854-5402

Storytimes (September to May)

Toddler Time, Tuesdays @ 10:15.  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, Tuesdays @ 11:00. 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 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.

Meeting Room

The Wilderness Branch offers a meeting room available for certain types of public use at no charge.  See our Library Meeting Room Policy for more information.

  • Main Library

    Main Library
    146A Madison Road
    Orange, VA 22960
    Fax: 540-672-5040


  • Gordonsville BRanch

    Gordonsville Branch
    319 N. Main Street
    Gordonsville, VA 22942

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  • Wilderness Branch

    Wilderness Branch
    6421 Flat Run Road
    Locust Grove, VA 22508

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