Welcome to the
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, Virginia 23146
Directions and map to the Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 10:00
a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Annual Friends Meeting, featuring author Kitty Snow
Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m.
Local author and storyteller Kitty Snow will share images from her grandfather's, Harris Stilson, collection of photographs at the Cochrane Rockville Branch Library. Ms. Snow is the author of three books featuring Stilson's photos from his time as a streetcar driver in early 1900s Richmond ? "From a Richmond Streetcar," "On the West Clay Line," and "Up & Down Church Hill," with a fourth book coming out this fall. Ms. Snow will be available after the presentation to sign copies of her books. For more information, please contact Carolyn Velletri, President, via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-749-3146.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.
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The Rockville Branch Library is located in the small community of
Rockville, Virginia, approximately twenty miles from the far west end of
Richmond. This rural area is fast becoming a suburb of Richmond, as many
city dwellers look for a slower paced life in this beautiful, rolling
countryside. The Rockville Branch Library helps to foster the vital
community spirit that is present.
Rockville was served for a number of years by the Pamunkey Regional Library’s Bookmobile until the Rockville Woman’s Club, with help of the Rockville Ruritan Club and other volunteers of the community, purchased supplies, equipment, furniture and books, plus an old farm house to be converted into the library. Hanover County and Pamunkey Regional Library assumed financial responsibility and took charge on July 1, 1978. In 1985, the library moved with a staff of four to a new, colonial style building donated by Mr. and Mrs. J. Harwood Cochrane.
More than twenty years from its opening, the Rockville Branch Library has grown to a staff of ten, contains over 11,000 volumes, conducts four story times per week and a summer reading program, has an active Friends organization, and has the longest running book club in the county. Today the Branch is still the hub of the Rockville community. It was conceived, built and continues to be patronized by individuals and families who understand the importance of service and learning.
See photos and architectural drawings from the renovations at the Cochrane Rockville Branch Library...