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
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