Mission Statement
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 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.

HPL Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Monday, January 22, 2024, 7pm - Charles City Branch

Monday, April 15, 2024, 7pm - New Kent Branch

Monday, July 15, 2024, 7pm - Charles City Branch

Monday, October 14, 2024, 7pm - New Kent Branch

All Board meetings are open to the public and scheduled to alternate between our branches.

Holiday Closings
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, and Christmas Day.

HPL Policies
Board Agendas and Minutes