About Us


Address 16351 Dunn Street, Amelia, VA 23002
Located across from the DVM Select and Amelia County Parks and Recreation, between Amelia Presbyterian Church and HeadStart Preschool.

Contact Us

Call (804) 561-4559
Text (804) 368-0626
Fax (804) 561-3174
Email circulation@hamnerlibrary.org

Director: Katarina Spears

Library History

  • 1970: A group of citizens organized a committee to establish a free public library for Amelia County
  • 1972, October 12: The library opened its doors in small rooms of the Amelia County Courthouse
  • 1973, April 29: The library was dedicated in honor of community physician Dr. James Loving Hamner
  • 1974, March 28: The library’s Articles of Incorporation were signed
  • 1976: The library moved to a trailer behind the Amelia County Courthouse
  • 1978, April 10: The Amelia County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution designating the James L. Hamner Public Library as the public library of Amelia County and committing to provide annual financial support
  • 1982: The library moves to the Beopple Building
  • 1982?: The library moved to the Jackson Building
  • 1999: The library opened the doors to the current building on Dunn Street