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.


Book Trailer Awards Showcase

View film trailers created by talented tweens and teens! Participants must attend a Book Trailer session (Tuesday, Sept. 2 & 9 @ 5 PM and Thursday, Sept. 11, 18 & 25 @ 5 PM ) in order to participate. No submissions will be accepted on the day of the Showcase. Prizes will be awarded. (All Ages)   

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