Nelson Memorial Library to launch curbside services

Following months of closure due to ongoing construction and COVID-19, the Nelson Memorial Library is ready to offer curbside services starting Tuesday, June 16.

Curbside services will be provided using the same schedule as the other JMRL branches, Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-2pm.

Library Director David Plunkett said both staff and patrons are excited for this next step.

“While the renovated building is not quite ready for public use yet, the Nelson Memorial Library is thrilled that construction is at a point that curbside service for library materials will be available starting June 16th,” Plunkett said.

“Patrons have been patiently waiting to be able to get their books, and the Nelson Memorial Library can’t wait to be able to provide that service!”

Patrons are still able to place holds on JMRL’s website and the return due date for all library materials is back to normal (three weeks from checkout).

There may be delays in holds due to the 72-hour quarantining of materials and limited delivery.

If patrons no longer want their holds, they should cancel them by going online or calling their branch.

Patrons should continue to follow social distancing guidelines while participating in the curbside pickups, including no contact and no access to the library buildings.

For specific information about curbside services at Nelson Memorial Library, please visit https://www.jmrl.org/br-nelson.htm

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Nelson Memorial Library Expansion Update – January 2020

There are some BIG changes underway at the Nelson Memorial Library!

Grow Nelson Library is still taking donations in order to reach the $150,000 fundraising goal to obtain a $100,000 challenge grant from The Perry Foundation by June 1, 2020.

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has donated so far!

For more information on how to donate and to view pictures of this project, please visit grownelsonlibrary.org.

Benefit Auction for Grow Nelson Library

To help raise funds for the Nelson Memorial Library expansion, the Grow Nelson Library community group is hosting a Benefit Auction on Sunday, November 3 from 3-5pm.Construction snapshot

A variety of items are up for grabs, including artwork, books, bed and breakfast packages, retreats, gift certificates, golf packages, and so much more at the Nelson Center in Lovingston.

Susan Huffman, Branch Manager at Nelson Memorial Library, said the auction will be a fun-filled afternoon with refreshments and music.

“Money from this auction will go towards Grow Nelson Library’s fundraising goal of $150,000 to secure a $100,000 Perry Foundation challenge grant,” she said.

“Each day, the excitement builds here at Nelson Memorial Library as they bring in a new truck or piece of equipment for our addition.”

“You can see the outline of the meeting rooms, the business center, computer lab, and new sitting spaces for patrons. We can hardly wait until we move in!” Susan said.

The Nelson Center is located at 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, Virginia 22949.

For people unable to attend the Benefit Auction, donations are being accepted and can be made at http://www.grownelsonlibrary.org, dropped off at the Nelson Memorial Library, or by check to the Nelson Memorial Library Fund (Nelson Memorial Library, P O Box 321, Lovingston, Virginia 22949).

For more information, visit http://www.grownelsonlibrary.org.