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Posted on: November 30, 2021

New Midlothian Library to be Built; Current Location to Close Dec. 30

Chesterfield County Public Library

Nov. 30, 2021

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) will soon begin the process of replacing the current Midlothian Library, which will nearly double in size. The existing location will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, to start the demolition and rebuilding process. The new library is expected to open in the summer of 2023. 

An FAQ and renderings of the new building can be viewed at

The Midlothian Library opened to the public in 1980 and was renovated in 1995. The existing structure is 15,000 square feet and the new building, to be built in the same location, will be 25,000 square feet. 

The new facility will include: 

  • improved seating with comfortable chairs for lounging, reading and working
  • drive-thru book drop
  • a large community meeting room
  • interactive indoor learning features for kids
  • a digital media center
  • an outdoor reading garden

Customers may visit other nearby CCPL locations for in-person services or take advantage of remote services such as free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and electronic databases by visiting the library’s website at

For more information call 804-751-CCPL or visit  

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