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Chinn Park Regional Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive
Prince William, VA 22192-5073

Chinn Park Closing for Renovations


Chinn Park Regional Library is Now Open

Chinn Park is closed for renovations from April 23-June 3. The library is closed to ensure that the safety of our patrons is not compromised and in an effort to expedite the completion of the planned renovations. The renovations will include:

  • Redesigning computer workstations located behind the Information Service desk so they are more accessible, in closer proximity to the Children's area for parents and caregivers and more accessible to staff assistance when needed;
  • Reconfiguration of the existing Children's area that will allow additional seating for both adults and children and more floor space, creating an inviting space for families, parents and caregivers.
  • Reconfiguration of the storytime area by eliminating the room divider that blocks the area and makes storytime crowded and disruptive.  Parents and caregivers will no longer have to stand and park strollers and additional gear out in the main area of the library.
  • Creating a new meeting room with a conference table and chairs that will accommodate 4-6 people.  This will be accomplished by reducing the size of the existing Management and Government Information Center (MAGIC) department by eliminating the service desk, weeding collections now available online and housing less frequently used materials elsewhere.
  • The entire library will be also be re-carpeted.

Except for the new carpet, which was already on the county schedule to be replaced, the project is being funded through approximately $160,000 of Proffer Funds approved for the intended use by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.  The Library Board of Trustees approved closing the library from April 23 through June 3 at the January 25, 2018 scheduled board meeting.

The branch will reopen Monday, June 4. Holds will be available for pickup at Potomac Community Library. The book drop will be unavailable, but materials can be returned to any branch location of the Prince William Public Library System. Please bring any book donations to Potomac Community Libraryor Montclair Community Library. For all locations and hours visit our Library Locator  page.
Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Montclair Community Library, 5049 Waterway Drive, Dumfries, VA 22025

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Chinn Park Circulation Desk Renovation

Chinn Park Library Renovation

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Dumfries Neighborhood Library was the second neighborhood library to open at 18007 Dumfries Shopping Plaza on June 8, 1985. In that time, it has served the Town of Dumfries and the local community for over 30 years. However, times have changed since 1985, and the small community around the library has increased in both population and their demand for services over the years. As a result, the Library System and Prince William Board of County Supervisors decided to act and move the library across the street to 18115 Triangle Shopping Plaza doubling the size of its current layout providing more public access computers, two study rooms and a much larger children’s area. On February 25, the library celebrated its opening in the new location. The image to the right shows the new location and below are photos from the opening celebration. Make sure to read about it more here.

Dumfries Neighborhood Library - New Location

Layout of the New Dumfries Neighborhood Library





Haymarket Gainesville Community Library
14870 Lightner Road
Haymarket, VA 20169


Ribbon Cutting October 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Haymarket Gainesville Library

Authorized by voters in the 2006 bond referendum, the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library is a 20,000 square foot full service facility with traditional services, such as check-out of materials, information and readers' IMG_3879-sm.jpgadvisory services and children's programs and services. Also offered are less traditional services, such as electronic resources, web based library services, self check-out, and public computers and wireless public Internet access. The Bushy Park Historic House is located on the property.

The Haymarket Gainesville Community Library is located at the intersection of Route 15 and Lightner Road.

Mary Jo Rigby Community Room Dedication

On October 15, 2016, the Prince William Public Library Board of Trustees unveiled the newly dedicated Mary Jo Rigby Community Room at the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library.  Joined by a large number of family, friends and supporters, Mary Jo was recognized for her many years of service that includes volunteering at SERVE, Meals on Wheels program, and a dedicated volunteer for Prince William Library. Her service to the library was articulated by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Corey Stewart and Pete Candland. In addition, many friends and family spoke on her behalf describing the efforts she personally put in to establish a brand new library in the Haymarket Community and her passion for the public library. Mary Jo stills serves as a volunteer at the Haymarket Gainesville Library and Vice Chair for the system’s Board of Trustees. A well-deserved honor to always remember her contributions to this community.

Haymarket Gainesville Library 1st Birthday

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Prince William Public Library and Coles District Supervisor Martin E. Nohe are joining to celebrate 30 years of Independent Hill Neighborhood Library. Come on by for a fresh spring festival that’s fun for the whole family! We’ll be dedicating the pavilion in honor of longtime library supporter Joyce Phillips, and the festivities kick off at 10:30 a.m. We will have a "mini Zoo," cookies and the presentation of our newest naming dedication for a family-friendly fun event!


Independent Hill 30th Year Celebration & Dedication


Saturday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Many attended this family-friendly event to celebrate Independent Hill Library’s new pavilion. The balloon artist and a the live animal petting zoo with unusual reptiles and fuzzy ferrets were a big hit! Along with the entertainment refreshments were provided. At 11:30 a.m., Supervisor Nohe gave a short presentation to welcome Independent Hill’s new addition.

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Montclair Community Library
5049 Waterway Drive
Dumfries, VA 22025

Authorized by voters in the 2006 bond referendum, the Montclair Community Library, which opened February 1, 2016, is a 20,000 square foot full service facility with traditional services, such as check-out of materials, information and readers' advisory services and children's programs and services. Also offered, are less traditional online services such as electronic resources, web based library services, self check-out, and computers for public use and wireless public Internet access. The Barnes Historic House is located on the library's property.

The Montclair Community Library is located near the intersection of Route 234 (Dumfries Road) and Waterway Drive.


Montclair Library

Fran Chavez Terrace Dedication


In January 2016, the Library Board of Trustees voted to dedicate the Montclair Community Library outdoor terrace to honor a lifetime of Public Service and Library Advocacy including a member of the Board of Trustees from 1983 to 2011. On May 19, 2016, Prince William Public Library dedicated the terrace to a group of Mrs. Chavez friends and family.

Montclair Community Library | 5049 Waterway Dr, Montclair, VA 22025


Montclair Community Library Turns

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Caddigan Naming Ceremony at Montclair Library

April 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Montclair Community Library - Community Room
5049 Waterway Drive, Dumfries, VA 22025

On January 19, 2017, the Prince William Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously voted to honor Potomac District Supervisor Maureen S. Caddigan for her contributions to the Potomac District and support for the library system by naming the Montclair Community Library reading room after her. Please join us on April 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Montclair Community Room to hear from some speakers as well as Supervisor Caddigan, watch the unveiling of the newly named Maureen S. Caddigan Reading Room and enjoy some light refreshments.



Maureen S. Caddigan Reading Room
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Potomac Library Patio Garden Project - Completed
2201 Opitz Boulevard
Woodbridge. VA 22191

The Potomac Community Library was designed in 1974 with the building oriented around an open area of lawn with a small concrete patio. This project developed the area behind the library was infrequently used. The goal is to increase the use of the library as a “community center” and become a destination point for residents in keeping with the renaissance of the local community.

The Plaza is an elegant setting designed as an extension of the library and  serves as an outdoor room. This area provides an environment that invites both active and passive use. The Plaza supports events and planned activities as well as act as an attractive, compelling, and engaging area for individuals of all ages. Not only does it provide a stage for community interaction, it offers introspective spaces for individual uses and a destination for families and individuals of all ages.



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