Hints about the new logo have appeared over the past several weeks on Facebook and our website. Now we’re happy to announce that the new logo will be unveiled on Sept. 1 on our new library cards! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, so if you need a card, come and see us. And, if you really like the new and improved library card, we will replace your old card with the new one free of charge in September. The new wallet-sized card will come with a keytag-sized duplicate card.
The new library logo incorporates designs created with local students from Bridging Communities Regional Career and Technical Center. The new logo reflects the wide range of library services, programs and materials. Our Bridging Communities interns and marketing students provided inspiration and expertise for which we are thankful.
The American Library Association Library Card Sign-up Month promotes the important role libraries play in the education and development of children. Studies show children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
The new Charles City Library and Bowman Center for Local History opened June 3, 2019 and had a Dedication Celebration on June 9, 2019.There is still time to be a part of this important civic project! Contact us for information on remaining naming opportunities. You may leave a donation at either Heritage Public Library branch, or mail to the Charles City Library Campaign. You may also donate online. Your donation may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax adviser for information.
Donate by mail:
Charles City Library Campaign
PO Box 156
Charles City, VA 23030-0156
Please make checks payable to “Charles City County Library Campaign.”
Contact your library to check on room availability. If the main meeting room is not available or if you need a smaller space, ask about our small study room or other quiet areas.
Come to library location to obtain and complete room use application.
Tables, chairs, projector, and screen are available for use.
Meeting Room Policy
a. The following groups are eligible to use HPL’s meeting room for meetings and educational purposes;
1) Groups under the sponsorship or direction of HPL or its Friends group.
2) Non-profit, civic or charitable, tax exempt organizations serving Charles City or New Kent counties.
3) Responsible individuals or organizations within the counties not charging an admission fee.
4) For-profit enterprises that will use the facilities no more than four times per year and will pay $100.00 for each use. If library staff time is required, additional fees may apply.
b. Any organization, group, individual, or enterprise desiring to use the meeting room must complete the appropriate application forms. Applications will be approved, modified, or disapproved by the Library Director.
c. Application for use of the meeting room must be submitted at least fourteen (14) days prior to the planned activity. The Library Director will grant use of the meeting room in the order in which the applications are received, so long as it does not interfere with already scheduled programs or meetings. Meeting room use is restricted to regular library hours, unless it is for a library-sponsored or Friends-sponsored event. For groups listed under (a.1) there shall be no written application nor limit on the frequency of reservations.
d. Every applicant who receives permission to use the building shall, during the time of such use, be responsible for the preservation of law and order on the property and be responsible for damage to the building and its contents while using same. Any individual or organization who abuses the property or fails to comply with all rules and regulations will not only be financially responsible for any damage, but also may be denied further use of the facility. Children must be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times.
e. Smoking, the burning of candles, having an open flame, or the consumption of alcoholic beverages are all forbidden.
f. The use of decorations is not permitted unless approved by the Library Director.
g. Animals or pets are not permitted in the building unless approved by the Library Director.
h. All events (including clean-up) must end fifteen minutes before the library closes.
i. Room set-up, take-down, and clean up are the responsibility of the organization using the room.
j. The Community Bulletin Board, located in the entrance way, may be used by patrons to publicize coming events available in our area that may be of interest to our patrons. Anyone wishing to post a notice must first get permission from the staff person at the front desk. Notices must be dated and any item that has been posted for more than two weeks may be removed at the Director’s discretion. If an item advertises an event, it may not be posted any earlier than two weeks prior to the event.