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Hopewell Library

209 E Cawson St
Hopewell, VA 23860


Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Special Collections at the Hopewell Library:

Meeting Rooms


Library service began in the Hopewell - Prince George area in 1930 when Thomas B. Robertson established a Library Association for persons interested in forming a library. In 1931, the city formally took over operation of the library, with Mrs. Maude Langhorne Nelson as its first librarian. The John Randolph Library as it was then known was located in the State Planters Bank Building (now the United Virginia Bank). In 1957 the library was moved to the annex of the Municipal Building and the name was changed to honor the first librarian, Maude Langhorne Nelson. In 1974 Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties joined the City of Hopewell to form the Appomattox Regional Library.

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Local History and Genealogy

The Ann K. and Preston H. Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection, located on the second floor of the Hopewell Library, consists of primary documents, photographs, and printed books on the history of Hopewell and the surrounding local area. Materials are not available for circulation but may be viewed on-site by appointment. To make an appointment, call Jeanie Langford, Local...

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