Caroline Library

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May 20, 2020 Library Update

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I hope that you all are safe and doing well during this unprecedented time.  We’ve had several questions regarding reopening since the governor lifted restrictions under his Phase 1 plan.  At this time, the library remains closed to the public at all of its branches.  We are working with Caroline County administration to craft a reopening plan and our aim is to keep both staff and patrons safe.  No decision has been made, but we will let you know as soon as a date is set for reopening.

Here are a few other reminders to keep in mind:

  • While libraries are closed, no overdue fines will accrue. All due dates for materials due March 9th and beyond are being extended.
  • Book drops are open at all our locations if you’d like to return your library items.
  • Donations are not being accepted at this time. Dropping donations in the book drops increase risk of exposure to staff and they cannot be disinfected the way that library materials can.  Any donations we receive have to be disposed of, so we recommend that patrons find another group or charity to donate their materials.
  • The AARP has not indicated that they will return for tax appointments. We will keep you up-to-date with any changes as we receive them.

We appreciate all of your patience as we try to figure out how the library moves forward safely.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Thank you,
Megan Upshaw
Director, Caroline County Library

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May 4, 2020

Posted by awade on

Good Morning!

I want to thank you all for helping us celebrate National Library Week by finding the library at your place. The coupons for those who entered are being sent out today. The winner of the grand prize drawing was Denise Brackett! Congrats and thank you to everyone who participated!

Last week, we extended due dates on books and DVDs that were due March 9th through May 1st to June 1st. Fines will not accumulate until that time as well. While we don’t know when we’ll be able to reopen, this will prevent anyone being penalized if you’re unable to return your books while we’re closed. Our book drops remain open if you would like to return any materials you have checked out.

While we try to maintain telephone assistance Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, at the Bowling Green, Dawn, and Ladysmith branches, the staff are often called into meetings or are assisting other county departments. If you can’t reach someone at your usual branch, call another branch or email us at

Megan Upshaw
Library Director
Caroline County Library

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    17202 Richmond Tpke
    Milford, Virginia 22514

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    Hanover, Virginia 23069

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    Port Royal, Virginia 22535

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