On Sunday November 18, 2000, we began the first phase of relocating the King & Queen Branch Library.  The County of Henrico generously donated the building that used to be its North Park Branch Library to Pamunkey after the North Park Branch was relocated to its present facility on Franconia Road.  Acme House Movers, Inc. arrived at the lot on Parham and Brook Roads early Sunday morning and were on the road to King & Queen around 7:00 a.m.  Accompanied by a police escort and several guide cars, they traveled down Parham to U.S. 301 north to Route 30, then to 360 East to Route 721 in St. Stephen's Church.  The moving convoy arrived at the King & Queen Branch Library around 9:00 a.m. The building was positioned on the left of the library by the big oak tree.

On Saturday, January 12, 2001,  over 90 volunteers from King and Queen County and the surrounding area helped to move the contents of the King and Queen Branch Library from its previous location in the old Marriott School to the building, donated by the County of Henrico, on the grounds of the school. The move began at 8:00 a.m. with volunteers moving books by wheelbarrow. As the morning progressed and more volunteers arrived, a chain of people were passing books hand-to-hand from one building to the other.  Shortly after noon, all of the books had been moved into the building and the volunteers were able to enjoy pizza and drinks provided by the library.  After lunch, videocassettes and talking books were moved.  Even though the move was scheduled to last until 4:00 p.m., with everyone's much appreciated help, the work was done by 2:00 p.m.  The Pamunkey Regional Library would like to thank all of the volunteers and staff members who came out and made the King & Queen Branch Library's move a great success.

A Grand Opening Celebration and Open House was held on Monday March 4, 2001 to thank all of our volunteers and staff members who helped us move.

Below are pictures from November 18 and January 12

First Phase

The old North Park Branch Library is being prepared to move

 

The moving trailer turns onto Route 1/Brook Road with the assistance of a spotter

 

Continuing the tricky turn onto Route 1/Brook Road

 

On Parham Road, then to  Route 301...

 

Almost there, as we turn on to Route 721 in King & Queen...

 

The final turn - will the book drop make it?

 

Pulling into the parking lot and the new K&Q branch library's home

 

(From l to r) Larry Grahl, Library Board member for K&Q, Lue Jackson, K&Q Branch Manager, and Ruth Armatage, Library Board Secretary, in front of the new K&Q branch.  Check out those big windows!

 

Second Phase

 

while Library Director, Fran Freimarck, pitches in with a 'barrow load or two.

Early morning volunteers find that keeping warm is no problem when you're moving books...

 

Take one down, pass it around...5,435 more books on the shelves. (exterior of the new library)

 

Empty shelves and lonely bookends... (Interior of the library at Marriott School)

 

Library staff members Anna and Phyllis take on wheelbarrow duty.

 

Interior of the new library...what a sight!  Come visit us soon!

 

Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue
804-798-4072

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Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road
804-559-0654

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Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West
804-556-4774

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Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive
804-365-6210

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King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road
804-769-1623

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Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
804-746-9615

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Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
804-883-7116

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Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road
804-749-3146

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Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road
804-769-3731

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West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street
804-843-3244

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