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Chesapeake Public Library, serving an area of 198,000 residents, has a collection of 600,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 23,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 16,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 126 employees, of whom 28 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 5 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $1,050,000. Patrons make 1,150,000 visits annually, and check out materials 2,100,000 times. Forty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

Location: 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake Virginia 23322 Telephone 757-382-6579

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Courtland) Blackwater Regional Library
(Chesapeake) Chesapeake Public Library
(Newport News) Newport News Public Library System
(Norfolk) Norfolk Public Library
(Poquoson) Poquoson Public Library
(Yorktown) York County Public Library

07/09 Coming to The Chesapeake area
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood
Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival Richmond VA September28-29 Richmond's 17th Street Market will be magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year’s 8th Annual Italian Festival.