Finally: The Princess Anne Area Library will be reopening. Here’s what’s planned

Princess Anne library will reopen to the public on Sept. 3. (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)
Princess Anne library will reopen to the public on Sept. 3. (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)

VIRGINIA BEACH — The renovated Princess Anne Area Library will  finally reopen.

Officials set a Sept. 3 opening date, at 10 a.m. That’s after nearly eight months of construction.

The library has a newly enclosed children’s area, an expanded teen area, and new furniture and carpeting, officials said.

Study rooms have been relocated to the front of the building.

The library closed for renovations in January and is reopening just in time for public school students to visit on their first day of school, officials said in a news release.

The public is invited to join community leaders for a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Sept. 5, at the library, 1444 Nimmo Parkway.

Eva Poole, director of libraries, will welcome guests, followed by remarks from Mayor Robert Dyer and Councilman Barbara M. Henley.

There will also be a carnival outside the library from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 14, presented by the Princess Anne Teen Advisory Group, officials said.

There will also be free games, face painting, and more.

During the renovations, limited programs and services have been offered at the Princess Anne Express Library inside the Princess Anne Recreation Center.

The express library closed Aug. 31.

Materials that customers put on hold will be available at the Princess Anne Area Library when it reopens on Sept. 3.

The construction is part of a $5.8 million Capital Improvement Program to renovate eight VBPL locations.

Kempsville and Bayside libraries were renovated earlier this year.

Construction is ongoing at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, which remains open during the upgrades.

The remaining four libraries, Great Neck, Oceanfront, Pungo-Blackwater and Windsor Woods, are expected to begin renovations later this year.

To learn more about the city’s public libraries, click here.

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