Campbell County Public Library System, VA

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Request for Quotations- Brookneal Mural

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Campbell County, Virginia is requesting quotes from a talented artist or artistic team, with expertise in mural implementation for an exterior mural at Patrick Henry Memorial Library, located at 204 Lynchburg Avenue, Brookneal, Virginia.

Submissions are due by April 2. All the details are available here.



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Campbell County Public Library System to Receive $10,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

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RUSTBURG, VA—Campbell County is pleased to announce that the Campbell County Public Library System (CCPLS) has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Challenge America award of $10,000. This grant will support a large art mural which will be painted on the west side of the Patrick Henry Memorial Library in Brookneal. In total, the NEA will award 257 Challenge America awards totaling $2,570,000 that were announced as part of its first round of fiscal year 2024 grants.

“The NEA is delighted to announce this grant to the Campbell County Public Library System, which is helping contribute to the strength and well-being of the arts sector and local community,” said National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “We are pleased to be able to support this community and help create an environment where all people have the opportunity to live artful lives.”

“We are all so excited to have this vibrant mural on the way. It will be a wonderful reflection of the resilient, hospitable, and adventurous spirit of Brookneal,” said Patrick Henry Memorial Library Branch Manager Cyndal Nash.

The art mural will measure over 22′ x 14′ and will be painted on the west side of the Patrick Henry Memorial Library located at 204 Lynchburg Avenue in Brookneal.

CCPLS is dedicated to meeting the evolving educational, informational, and cultural needs of the public. The Patrick Henry Memorial Library is the heart of the Brookneal community. It has been a source of education and learning opportunities, community events, and pride for the citizens of Brookneal. The building is located on a major thoroughfare in the town and is one of the most known facilities in the town.

Jordan Welborn, Director of Citizen Engagement and Quality of Life & Library  Director, will be administering the project. This project is a partnership between the Campbell County Public Library System and Campbell County Department of Economic Development.

For more information on other projects included in the NEA’s grant announcement, visit


Originally posted on the Campbell County website.

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Campbell County Public Library System to Offer 1000 Things Before Kindergarten

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Click here to join the 1000 Things Before Kindergarten program on CCPLS Beanstack!

RUSTBURG, VA – The Campbell County Public Library System, in partnership with the Library of Virginia, the Soho Center, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, offers the free program 1000 Things Before Kindergarten to the community.

The goal of this program is to help children aged 0 – 5 years prepare for kindergarten through fun, engaging, everyday activities. Any activity that promotes growth and development counts toward a child’s 1000 “things.” After the completion of each 100 things, each child receives milestone rewards: a book, certificate, and brag tag.

The CCPLS program is available to families who have a parent or guardian who resides in Campbell County.

Parents and guardians can track activities on the Beanstack app or on printable tracking logs. The logs and more information about the program, including resources for inspiration, can be accessed on the CCPLS website at Interested families can also find information at each of the CCPLS locations.

For more information, contact CCPLS Director Jordan Welborn at 434-332-9657 or


Originally posted on the Campbell County website.

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ABCMouse digital platform added free to CCPLS services

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The Campbell County Public Library System has added ABCMouse, a digital education platform, to its services provided free for those with a CCPLS library card.

ABCMouse is a safe and ad-free platform designed to help young children ages 2 to 6+ build a strong educational foundation. It includes 3,500+ learning activities in reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Normally subscriptions to this service can cost individuals $12.99 a month. With a library card, you can access it free in the library and at home.

You can access ABCMouse through the CCPLS website at

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Campbell County Public Library offers free app

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Photo of a smartphone with text "Download our new app! Put books on hold, see what you have checked out, access e-resources, get library hours, info, and locations." Includes CCPLS logo and QR code with link.

Campbell County Public Library System Offers Free App for Library Services

The Campbell County Public Library System recently introduced a new app to its patrons for convenient access to its services.

TLC•Go mobile app is free to download and is available for Apple iOS and Android devices. Search for “CCPLS” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and look for the library’s logo.

With the app, library patrons can do the following:

  • Link their library cards, so they don’t have to have their physical cards to check out
  • Renew items, put things on hold, and see what they have checked out
  • Browse selected lists of new items
  • Search for books in our system using the ISBN scanner
  • Link their family’s accounts to have all the access at their fingertips
  • Find links to our online resources
  • View library locations, photos, and hours

If you have any questions about the new app, please contact Jordan Welborn, CCPLS director, at 434-332-9657 or

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Campbell County Public Library System adds Spanish collection

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Campbell County Public Library System adds Spanish collection

The Campbell County Public Library has added a variety of books in Spanish to its collection. They include fiction books in categories such as romance, magical realism, suspense, classic literature, and historical literature; and nonfiction books in health, cooking, taking the GED exam, finance, autobiographies, and cultural topics.

The Spanish collection will be housed at the Timbrook Library location, which is at 18891 Leesville Road, Lynchburg. Anyone with a library card from Campbell County, Lynchburg Public Library, and Bedford County Public Library can check out the items and can place them on hold through the library catalog. The checkout period will be four weeks.

If you have any questions about this new collection, please contact Jordan Welborn, CCPLS library director, at 434-332-9657 or

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CCPLS launches Beyond Books

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Campbell County Public Library System to Offer New Collection of Nontraditional Materials

Campbell County Public Library System will begin offering a new collection called Beyond Books in September. The collection contains nontraditional materials that patrons can check out. These materials are separated into four main categories:

  • Home & Garden: Items such as tools, equipment, and technology
  • Kitchen: Items such as novelty cake pans and cookie cutters
  • Fun & Games: Items such as lawn games, board games, and puppets
  • Learn & Grow: Items such as arts/crafts kits, travel destination bags, and health monitors

CCPLS is dedicated to meeting the changing educational, informational, and cultural needs of the public. With that in mind, the library believes patrons will benefit from having access to nontraditional items “beyond books.” This collection can help them save money, explore different hobbies, and learn new things.

Anyone who is 18 years old or older who has a library card in good standing with CCPLS, Lynchburg Public Library, or Bedford Public Library can borrow Beyond Books materials. Items can be checked out for either one or two weeks.

All four CCPLS locations will have items, but patrons must pick up and return the items in person at the branch that houses the item. A signed waiver is required before borrowing any of the items.

For more information about Beyond Books, please contact Emily Correa, professional services librarian at CCPLS, at 434-332-9560, option 2, or

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Lynne Wheeler Receives Award for Outstanding Literacy Program Director

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Words can change worlds.  Perhaps not on a global scale, but definitely on a personal level.

Lynne Wheeler, the Program Manager for Campbell County Public Library System’s Literacy Program, has witnessed this on more than one occasion.

Lynne, who has been the Literacy Program Manager since 2010, was recently recognized by the Virginia Literacy Foundation for her efforts as a leader among literacy program directors in the Commonwealth.

Lynne Wheeler and Lisa Harris

L to R: Lynne Wheeler and Lisa Harris

On July 12, at the Blue Ridge Conference Center in Roanoke, she was commended as the 2019 award recipient of the Nancy Jiranek Outstanding Director of a Nonprofit Literacy Program in Virginia.

“I started as a volunteer,” said Lynne.  “After completing the tutor training, I was matched with a student with low-level reading skills. It was an eye opening experience to realize the sorts of difficulties she faced.”

Prior to her employment with the Library, Lynne had worked in varying industries, including retail and education.  She knew first-hand, exactly how difficult life could be without the basic literacy skills necessary, which is what led her to become a literacy advocate and ultimately, funnel her energies into creating a top volunteer program in our locality.

“I also volunteered to help a couple from Mexico improve their English skills,” Lynne shares. ”He had been experiencing communication problems at work, so we worked on work-related terminology as well as other “survival” English. It is incredibly rewarding working with adults. For them, it’s not, ’I want to make an A on this test.’ It’s more likely to be, ‘If I don’t learn this, I’ll never get/keep a job.’”

The award, named after benefactress, Nancy Jiranek, is dedicated to her memory and her lifelong passion for helping those without basic literacy skills succeed.

Award recipients are chosen by Mrs. Jiranek’s family and members of the Virginia Literacy Foundation Board of Directors and staff.   Lynne’s family, coworker, Lisa and, Library  Director, Jordan, came to celebrate her acceptance of the award.

“I cannot think of a more deserving individual,” notes Jordan Welborn, Library Director.  “Lynne embodies the very spirit of our library’s mission: to meet – and exceed –  the educational, informational, and cultural needs of our many publics.  Our county literacy program is thriving, due to her shining example.”

Congratulations, Lynne, and thank you for all you do!

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Want to hear about BIG, exciting changes coming to our library?!?!

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Our goal is to make a unique and engaging destination for young children in Rustburg. The Friends of the Rustburg Library have pledged $5000 to give the children’s area of the library a facelift and to purchase new furniture and toys. They are the BEST friends!

As if this weren’t reason enough to get excited, there is more! The CCPLS Foundation wants to take it a step further and provide our young citizens with an Everbright. What is an Everbright, you ask? Watch the video below. Go ahead… we’ll wait.

Cool, huh? The Foundation needs your support to bring this creative and engaging light wall to Rustburg. The two zany sisters, Fizz and Boom are back to help with the fundraising, and guess what? They’ve written a book. Check out a sneak peek of the artwork below, and click through here to read about our tiered giving campaign. Hint: You many even get to party with Fizz and Boom!

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Reading With Your Children

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Children mimic what they see and hear. While sometimes that can be scary and a tad embarrassing for guardians, it can also be really positive, especially when it comes to reading.

In the “You Read To Me, I’ll Read To You” series, the short stories are broken into three different colors. One color is for you to read, the next can be for your child, and the third color is to read together. Each color is only about two lines and setting a pattern is pretty quick when you both are reading back and forth.

We strongly suggest taking turns and reading the short stories/poems over and over again to build fluency. By the adult starting off, you can set the correct expression in your voice that can be mimicked by the child. Once they read through their color a few times, switch and let them read your color! Make sure to enjoy the time together and the memories being made.

This book is one of our favorites and the series can be checked out at your favorite library system, CCPLS!

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  • Main Branch and Timberlake Area

    434-332-9697 (fax)
    684 Village Highway Rustburg, VA 24588

    434-237-6784 (fax)
    18891 Leesville Road Lynchburg, VA 24501

  • Altavista and Brookneal

    Staunton River (Altavista)
    434-369-1723 (fax)
    500 Washington Street Altavista, VA 24517

    Patrick Henry (Brookneal)
    434-376-1111 (fax)
    204 Lynchburg Avenue Brookneal, VA 24528

  • Hours

    M, W, TH, F:
    9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Tues: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    M, W, F:
    9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    T, TH: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sat: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Staunton River (Altavista)
    M, T, W, F:
    9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    TH: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Patrick Henry (Brookneal)
    Tues: 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Wed: 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    TH: 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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