The mission of the Heritage Public Library is to promote the development of independent, self-confident, and literate citizens through the provision of open access to cultural, intellectual, and informational resources.
The Heritage Public Library is a regional library serving New Kent County and Charles City County with two branches, one in New Kent, VA in Maidstone Village and the other in Charles City, VA in the Charles City Courthouse. Organized as a private not-for-profit corporation, it first opened its doors to the public on August 4, 1981. The library system holds over 53,000 materials including books, and audio books, DVDs, videos, newspapers, and magazines. Heritage Public Library offers e-books, e-Magazines, e-Audio books, and online databases as well. Services available include WiFi, high speed Internet, public computers, fax, copier, and programs for all ages.
HPL Board of Trustees
Heritage Public Library is governed by an 11-member Library Board of Trustees representing New Kent and Charles City counties. Each county in appoints members to represent the citizens of that county, and those members may then appoint up to three additional members. All Board members may serve two 4-year terms.
Board Meeting Schedule
Monday, January 23, 2023, 7pm - Charles City Branch
Monday, April 17, 2023, 7pm - New Kent Branch
All Board meetings are open to the public and scheduled to alternate between our branches
Heritage Public Library will be closed on dates observed by Commonwealth of Virginia: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.
Board Agendas and Minutes