Amherst County Public Library

Friends of the library-book treeJoin the Friends of the Amherst County Public Library on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Amherst Library for their annual meeting featuring local author, Sam Campbell, a preview of the Summer Reading Programs 2018, and information about the Friends and how they support your library!

Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and open to the public.





Spring Storytime is here!

Join us at the Amherst Library on Tuesdays at 10:30am and at the Madison Heights Library on Thursdays at 10:30am.




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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