Amherst County Public Library

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Both library locations will be closed Monday, August 27th for Staff Development Day.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, August 28th.




Happy Labor Day Both library locations will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4th.




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Computer classes are here!

Email Basics and Internet Basics will be offered at both library locations.

Space is limited so registration is required.


Internet Basics

Madison Heights Library: Thursday August 23, 10:30-11:30 am


Email Basics

Amherst Library: Tuesday, August 28, 10:30-11:30 am

Madison Heights Library: Thursday August 30, 10:30-11:30 am



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Job Opening

Library Assistant I.  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.  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

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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