Amherst County Public Library



Burn ban in effect fire and matches in marked out circleVirginia’s 4:00 p.m. Burning Law is in effect now until April 30.

Briefly, the 4:00 p.m. Burning Law states that from February 15 through April 30 of each year, no burning before 4:00 p.m. is permitted, if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable material.



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Job Opening

Position Announcement

Library Assistant I (Part Time)

Library Assistant I-part time. Works primarily at the Madison Heights Library but may work occasionally at Amherst Library. Must have excellent customer service skills. Extensive computer experience necessary. Previous library or related experience preferred. Requires physical activity, ability to lift min. 20 lbs. and good communication skills including ability to communicate in English. Graduation from an accredited two year college or equivalent experience required. Evening and Saturday hours required. $10.98 per hour. Works up to 20 hours per week. Application available at either library or online. Send or bring application to the Madison Heights or Amherst Libraries. No phone calls. Open until filled. EOE




  • 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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