Yorktown Renovation

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Latest Updates

July 26, 2021 Update
Starting Monday, Aug. 2, a small browsing room will be available for patrons to come in and browse a curated collection of books at the Grafton Annex (formerly fire station 1), located at 5751 George Washington Memorial Highway. A limited selection of new and popular books, audiobooks and DVDs for all ages will be available for check out. The browsing room is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Curbside service continues to be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. To access the Grafton Annex, go to the parking lot at the rear of the building, accessible from Grafton Drive. Along with the browsing room collection, patrons can request items from the Grafton Annex collection, and pick up library holds. Additionally, a limited number of Summer Reading registration prizes, activity kits and weekly incentives will be available through August 13.

July 6, 2021 Update
The Grafton Annex Library officially opens for curbside pickup today. Patrons can pick up holds and a limited number of Summer Reading weekly activity kits and prizes between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Just place a hold on library items through our online catalog or by calling the library at either 757-890-5209 (Grafton Annex Library) or 757-890-5100 (Tabb Library). Once you are notified that your hold is available, go to the Grafton Annex, located at 5751 George Washington Memorial Highway, and park in one of the marked spots. The parking lot is behind the building and accessible from Grafton Drive. Once you arrive, call the number on your curbside spot sign and a staff member will bring your items out to you. Those requesting Summer Reading Challenge items can use the curbside services without placing a request.

June 23, 2021 Update
Seaford Transfer arrived at the Yorktown Library to begin the project of moving the books and shelving to the Grafton Annex. The work will continue throughout the week. The following week, Yorktown Library staff will work to prepare the Grafton Annex for curbside services, which will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

June 11, 2021 Update
York County is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation/expansion of the Yorktown Library on Thursday, June 17. The event begins at 10 a.m. with a short ceremony followed by the groundbreaking. The public is invited to attend. The Yorktown Library is located at 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway.

June 1, 2021 Update
Beginning Tuesday, June 1, an outdoor book drop will be offered at the library's new Grafton Annex located at 5751 George Washington Memorial Highway. (The Grafton Annex is the building that previously housed Fire Station 1 before its move to Dare Road.) To utilize the book drop, library patrons will need to access the parking lot from Grafton Drive, which is a through street that runs behind the facility. The book drop will be available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Project Overview

Front Elevation Drawing of the Yorktown Library ExpansionTo better meet the evolving needs of our growing community, the York County Public Library will close the Yorktown branch at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021, to begin an exciting renovation and expansion project. Upon closing, library services will be suspended.

"The Yorktown expansion has been twenty years in the making and I am so delighted that the County is able to bring this dream to fruition. After construction, we will essentially have a brand new library equipped to accommodate the various intellectual and professional needs of our citizens," said Library Director Kevin Smith.

Renovation and Expansion Goals

The goals of this project are to overhaul outdated infrastructure, create new public spaces, and make the building more welcoming and accessible to everyone. With this renovation and expansion, the Yorktown Library can become the center of our community and provide support for the educational, professional, and cultural needs of area residents. The renovation will add 10,000 square feet to the Yorktown Library. Among the highlights are expanded and updated spaces for events and programs, an updated Children’s wing and new story time room, a brand-new space just for teens, innovative technology workspaces, and private study rooms.

Grafton Annex

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, curbside pickup services and an outdoor book drop will be offered at the library's new Grafton Annex located at 5751 George Washington Memorial Highway. (The Grafton Annex is the building that previously housed Fire Station 1 before its move to Dare Road.) To utilize curbside pickup and the book drop, library patrons will need to access the parking lot from Grafton Drive, which is a through street that runs behind the facility. Curbside service will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at this location. 

In early August a browsing room will be available to patrons that will contain popular items including new fiction, new non-fiction, and children’s books. Items from the closed stacks will also be available upon request. The browsing room will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.