The Blyden Branch opened July 19, 1921 in a single room of the original Booker T. Washington High School on Princess Anne Road. It provided library service for the city’s approximately 43,000 African American residents, and was the first library for African Americans supported by a municipality in Virginia. Blyden Branch moved to Johnson Avenue and Church Street in 1938 and to its current location at 879 E. Princess Anne Road in 1957.
Click here to read more about
the history of Blyden Branch, and its
namesake, Edward Wilmont Blyden.
All NPL Locations Closed
- Date: 11/27/2013 5:00 PM
- Location: All Library Locations
All NPL locations will be closing at 5:00PM on Wednesday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving Eve. Online resources are still available.