About Us Page
Welcome To The Virginia Public Library (VPL)
The Virginia Public Library is part of the Arrowhead Library System. The Library has books, eBooks, audio books, eAudiobooks, music, feature films, TV series and more. The library offers storytime for children, after school programs, author visits, take and make crafts and much more. The Media department has public computers, a copier and microfilm reader. With your library card you can check out a MN State Park pass, projectors, screens, polarity testers, adventure packs, and frisbee golf. The library has 24×7 WiFi access. Friends of the Library group that sponsors many many programs at the library.
Hours & Policies
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minnesota State Park Library Passes
The Virginia Public Library is participating in the MN State Parks Library Program, which allows libraries to offer free state park permits that can be checked out for a seven-day period. Virginia Public Library has two library park passes. All you need to check out a library park pass is your library card! After the seven-day usage, patrons can recycle their passes; it is not necessary to return them.
Minnesota State Parks Library Pass users are encouraged to take the survey after they visit a Park.
The Library will be closed the following Holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Day after Thanksgiving Day
New Year’s Eve
Exceptions to this occur when a holiday falls on a Saturday and is observed the preceding Friday, and when it falls on a Sunday and is observed on the following Monday.
The Virginia Public Library is part of the Arrowhead Library System network. This network enhances the value of all types of libraries to communities in Northeastern Minnesota.
The library’s building was completed in 1912 and opened in January 1913. In 1982 the library was remodeled and expanded, reopening to all in 1984. The library entrance was updated in 2020 to be more accessible to visitors.
The Virginia Public Library Commission advises on matters of library policy, administration, operation, and service. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council and serve a 3 year term.
The Library Commission meets at 5:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in the library auditorium.
Joyce Bloomquist — President
Hannah Sipola — Secretary
Arlene Jershe — Member
Jan Pepelnjak — Member
Patricia Dahl — Member
Maija Biondich — Council Liaison
Jodi Grebinoski — Library Director