Amherst County Public Library

Memorial Day, Soldier at Cemetery

Both Library locations will be closed all day on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

Libraries Rock with guitars and books

The Kick Off for SUMMER READING 2018 will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at the Madison Heights Library from 10:30 am to 12 pm.

There will be inflatables and registration for the Summer Reading Programs will be available during the Kick Off.

The SUMMER READING PROGRAM officially begins on June 4th with registration open at both library locations. Be sure to join us for lots of fun and reading this summer!!


Libraries rock with books, flowers, and music notes

Adults, there is a Summer Reading Program for you!! Join our Summer Reading “Bingo” for a chance at the grand prize drawing!! Registration begins June 4 at both locations.



Books-Book Sale!









The Friends of the Madison Heights Library will be holding their annual book sale on Saturday, June 2nd from 8 am-1 pm at the Madison Heights Library.



We have a new Facebook page! Click on this link and like the new page!

Amherst County Public Library Facebook page



Job Opening

Position Announcement: LIBRARY PAGE

Seeking an individual to work as a part time Library Page at the Amherst Library. Primary responsibilities include putting library materials in order and shelving them. Other duties include carrying, lifting and moving materials, equipment, and boxes; participating in the closing routine; and assisting staff at the service desk. Requires physical activity including bending and stretching, ability to lift a minimum of 30 lbs., good communication skills, and ability to follow instructions and learn the Dewey Decimal System. Must be at least 16 years of age. Requires evening and Saturday hours. Starts at $7.25 per hour. Applications available at the Amherst Library or Madison Heights Library and at the link below. No phone calls. Open until filled. EOE.

Job Application (Please return to the library, not the county administration office.)




  • Amherst Library
    382 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 370
    Amherst, VA 24521
    Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Tues 10am-8pm
    Sat 10am-2:00pm

  • Steve Preston, Director

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  • Madison Heights Library
    200 River James Shopping Center
    Madison Heights, VA 24572
    Mon 10am-8pm
    Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Sat 10am-2:00pm

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