Friends of the Library

Regular Meetings

  • The 3rd Tuesday of January and June
  • 10 a.m.
  • Small Meeting Room
    Powhatan Public Library
    2270 Mann Road
    Powhatan, VA 23139

  • The 3rd Tuesday of March and September
  • 6 p.m.
  • Large Meeting Room
    Powhatan County Public Library
    2270 Mann Road
    Powhatan, VA 23139

Due to the COVID-19 emergency declared by Governor Northam on March 12, 2020, the Powhatan County Public Library meeting rooms are closed. For Friends of the Library meeting location information, please contact Susan Ash.


  • Susan Ash, President
  • Ruby Turner, Secretary
  • Joanne Fico, Treasurer
  • Bruce Behringer, Member
  • Deanna Coffey, Member
  • Tonya Cooper, Member
  • Patricia Cox, Member
  • Grace Ganiard, Member
  • Patricia Meek, Member
  • April Szymkowski, Member


The Friends of the Powhatan County Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the library.


Proceeds from the Friends fundraisers help support special events such as:

  • Author visits
  • Cultural events for children, teens, and adults
  • Guest storytellers
  • Summer reading programs

Library Needs

The Friends also provide funding for items, such as equipment and furniture that the library needs.

Membership Dues

Membership dues start at $5.

Volunteers Needed

In addition to supporting the Friends' efforts through membership dues, many people are needed to make advocacy and fundraising successful. To volunteer, or for more information about the Friends, email Susan Ash or call 804-690-3920.