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About the new Fairfield Area Library

The new Fairfield Area Library is being built on a 10 acre site southeast of Laburnum Avenue and Watts Lane, near the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. The 44,803 square foot, two story library will feature modern design with an open lobby, a classroom and meeting room, group study and conference spaces, a dedicated teen area, Digital Media Lab, and drive up window for patrons to pick up and drop off materials. The site will have an outdoor entry plaza, a bicycle and pedestrian pathway to Harvie Road, space for outdoor activities, parking for up to 220 vehicles, and room for a 16,000 square foot addition in the future. The library will mark a significant upgrade from the existing Farfield Library, which opened in 1976 and is 24,000 square feet. County officials will seek LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification status for the library; the LEED program, operated by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizes facilities that are environmentally friendly.

Who is the architectural firm on the project and what city and state they are from?

BCWH Architects of Richmond and Tappé Associates of Boston.

What is the estimated cost of the project?

$29 million.

Where is the funding for this renovation coming from?

Henrico voters approved funding for this project in the county's 2016 bond referendum.

What stage is the project in?

Gulf Seaboard Construction was awarded a contract to build the new Fairfield Library. Construction began in June 2018.

FAL 01 Exterior Front Out

FAL 02 Exterior Side Out

FAL 03 Exterior Rear Out

FAL 04 Lobby Out

FAL 05 Adult Out

FAL 06 Child Out

 

M-Th: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
F, Sa: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Library Assistant Manager
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Brookland District Supervisor
Harvey L. Hinson

Library Amenities
  • Large areas for general interest, teens and children's collections
  • Heritage Wall
  • Digital Media Lab
  • More public-use computers and devices
  • Printing and copying
  • Children's Reading Garden
  • Group collaboration areas
  • Drive-up book return and pickup window
  • Larger meeting room with updated technology
  • Quiet reading room
  • Study rooms
  • Updated collection
  • Large north-facing windows overlooking a two-acre lake
  • Internal & external automated book returns

Glen Allen Time Capsule

gl timecapsuleThe Glen Allen Branch Library Time Capsule is located in front of the library beneath the marker pictured here. Originally placed when the library opened in 1995, it was removed and then reinstalled following the renovation and expansion of the building, which reopened in October 2010. The capsule is a type 200 stainless steel container, size 9x9x15 (L x W x S) with a volume of (cubic inch) 1,215. The contents of the capsule are protected through oxygen absorption. The capsule is welded and painted. The time capsule and the marker are inscribed with the dedication date, August 7, 1995 and the opening date, August 7, 2045.

Item contained in the time capsule:

  • Color photographs from Dedication Ceremony
  • Brookland District Supervisor Richard W. Glover's library card
  • "All Booked Up" for August and September 1995
  • Motorola Computer Chip
  • Speech by J. Michael Duke
  • Computers 4U computer policy
  • Invocation for the dedication of Glen Allen, by Roger M. Collier, D. Min., Pastor, Glen Allen Baptist Church
  • Building Dedication programs
  • Flyer, "Be a Friend of the Library"
  • Proclamation read to Richard Glover
  • History of the Time Capsule
  • Reference questions and comments from the Answer Line
  • County of Henrico Public Library Automation Chronology, 1968-1994
  • Speech by historian David Ryan
  • History of Glen Allen
  • Remarks, Virgil R. Hazelett, County Manager
  • Remarks, Richard Glover, County Supervisor
  • A selection of County of Henrico Public Library monthly reports (September, October 1994 Notes; Reports, Public Service Activities: December 1993, March 1994, June 1994, January 1994)
  • Richmond Times Dispatch for August 7, 1995
  • Signature scrolls from the Glen Allen Library dedication
  • Style Weekly, August 8, 1995 (Vol. XIII, No. 32) 52 pp.
  • Bookmark in case (handed out at the dedication)
  • Friends of the Library coffee mug
  • Scissors used for the ribbon cutting
  • Ribbon from the ribbon cutting
  • Invitation to the Dedication
  • Guest Books from the Glen Allen Library dedication
  • Miniature Books, The Original Peter Rabbit Miniature Collection by Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and The Tale of Ginger and Pickles)
  • Invoice for the time capsule form the Future Packaging & Preserving Co.
  • Notes from the Library Director, Jerry McKenna
  • Listing of the Time Capsule contents

The Administrative Offices are responsible for conducting the general business functions of the library. The Library Director, the Assistant Library Director and staff listed below have their offices at this location. Library Administration, through its organizational plan and assignment of responsibilities, is required to set specific goals, objectives and evaluation procedures. The administrative head of each department is responsible for an ongoing assessment of that department's effectiveness in serving the needs of the public.

Library Administration Contacts

Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (804) 501-1901
Administrative Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (804) 501-1907
Public Services Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (804) 501-1905
Public Services Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (804) 501-1904
Community Relations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (804) 501-1906

 

M-Th: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
F, Sa: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

1875 New Market Rd.
Henrico, VA 23231-6841
(804) 501-1980

Library Manager
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Varina District Supervisor
Tyrone Nelson

Library Amenities
  • Large areas for general interest, teens and children's collections
  • Expanded hours and services as an "area" library
  • Digital Media Lab
  • More public-use computers and devices
  • Printing and copying
  • Demonstration kitchen
  • Group collaboration areas
  • Drive-up book return and pickup window
  • Outdoor walking trail that will connect to the Virginia Capital Trail
  • Larger meeting room with updated technology
  • Quiet reading room
  • Study rooms
  • Updated collection
  • Large glass windows with views of the nearby wetlands and woods
  • Internal & external automated book returns

 

M-Th: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
F, Sa: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

5001 Twin Hickory Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059-2509

(804) 501-1920

Library Manager
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Three Chopt District Supervisor
Thomas Branin

Library Amenities

2018 Twin Hickory Library
Lego Display and Contest Winners!

 

M-Th: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
F, Sa: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229-4564

(804) 501-1910

Library Manager
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Tuckahoe District Supervisor
Patricia S. O'Bannon

Library Amenities
  • Drive-up service window
  • Meeting room (seats 100)
  • Conference room (seats 16)
  • Study rooms (4 rooms seat 4, 1 room seats 6)
  • Free Wifi
  • 98 Public Computers
  • 2 Flatbed scanners
  • Microform reader
  • Printing and copying
  • Quiet reading room
  • As of Monday, May 7, the Municipal Government and Law collection is available on the lower level of Tuckahoe Library.

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