King & Queen Branch Library

Welcome to the King and Queen Branch Library

396 Newtown Road
P.O. Box 279
St. Stephen's Church, VA 23148
Fax: 804-769-9286
Branch Manager, Ace Phillips

Hours of Operation

Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Directions & map

Programs & Events

COVID Testing

Free, easy COVID testing is available at the King & Queen Branch Library. Call 804-769-1623 to arrange for curbside service (Please do not enter the library for testing).

Testing is available:
  • Mondays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tests must be taken the same day they are dropped off. Results are available in 48 hours. Testing provided in partnership with Color and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Social Services

A Benefit Programs Specialist with King & Queen Social Services will be available every 1st Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the library to help with applying for food, energy, and medical assistance programs, answering questions and assisting you with finding job assistance resources in the community. Appointments are not necessary but if you would like to make an appointment you may call 804-785-5977.

Reserve a Space at the Library

The King & Queen Branch Library has a meeting room you can reserve.

– Good for larger groups or presentations.

How to Reserve a Room flyer (.pdf)

If you have any questions about which room is best for your needs, please contact your local branch library or e-mail

Meeting Room Features

  • Max Capacity: 75
  • 50 chairs
  • 6 tables
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchenette area w/ sink
  • Monitor w/ HDMI/VGA/Audio port & audio controls
  • AV cart w/ a Blu-ray player & sound equipment

King & Queen Meeting Room Photos

King & Queen Meeting Room View 1  King & Queen Meeting Room View 2

Local Interest

Branch History

In the Fall of 1993, King & Queen County approached the Pamunkey Regional Library to have Pamunkey run a Library in the county. There was at that time a volunteer Library in Walkerton.  After some negotiations, the County and Pamunkey settled on opening a Library in the old Lawson-Marriott School.  This school, which had been closed for several years, is located in St. Stephens Church, in the western end of the county.

There was much work that needed to be done to fix up the three rooms that the King & Queen Branch needed in the school building. Also a collection of books and audio-visual materials needed to be put together. Pamunkey received a grant from the Library of Virginia, which helped pay for some of the materials that are in this branch library.

The King & Queen Library opened to the public in March 1994. On Monday, January 14, 2002 we opened our new branch facility, which was generously donated by the County of Henrico, on the grounds of the Marriott School.  The library remained in this location until 2011, when, due to storm damage, it was temporarily closed until the renovations at the Marriott School were completed.  The library reopened on Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Marriott School with an expanded computer lab, large community meeting room, lots of books, CDs, & DVDs, and much more.

The library has been a great asset to the community, especially to local school-aged children, and we look forward to serving the citizens of King & Queen County for many years to come.