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Petersburg Library Receives Contribution to Support Breast Cancer Collection

The Director of the Petersburg Library Services Wayne M. Crocker (center) receives a check for $400 from members of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. Kathy Funk (left) and Evelyn Cooley (right). This donation will support the purchase of books related to breast cancer. Because of the generosity of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation the Library’s collection has increased. Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation | 5004 Monument Avenue, Suite 102 | Richmond, VA 23230 | 800-345-8223.   Visit 

Petersburg Library Foundation Gets a Boost from the Community!

Petersburg, VA- The Petersburg Library Foundation is getting a boost from the community to support the fund raising efforts for the new 56,000 sf. library that will be located at the corner of Washington and Market Streets.  Local businesses, the Petersburg Public Schools and City of Petersburg  Departments are collecting change in a unique way. Diamond Springs Water has donated bottles to be used as the change canisters or banks to collect the donations. These water bottles distributed by the Petersburg Library Foundation, have been decorated by the employees of the respective departments or businesses. Ms. Penelope Pig talks (when you press the button by her left hoof) about the need for the new library, and the services and programs that will enhance the Petersburg Public Library. If your business is interested in joining in on the fun and collecting change for this new state-of-the-art facility, please call Cheryl Collins at 804.733.2387 x 35. Over the next few weeks visit and stay in touch with our progress!


Colonial Downs Supports the New Library Project

Ian Stewart (right), president of Colonial Downs and Pat Kelleher (left) present a check for $1,0000 to Wayne M. Crocker (center) director of Library Services for the Petersburg Library. This generous donation will support the building of the new 56,000 sf. library. “Colonial Downs is always interested in being a good corporate citizen in every community we serve” said Stewart. In the last then year’s Colonial Downs has given more than $200,000 to support community efforts. Visit to learn more about your new library.

Petersburg Library Receives Gift from Woman’s Club of Petersburg

Mrs. Jeffrey Anderson (left) and Mrs. Hibernia Cuthbert (right) present a $1,000 check to Wayne Crocker, Director of Library Services (center) to support the construction of the new 56,000 sf. library that will be located at the corner of Washington and Market Streets. Established in March of 1897 with the objective of “promoting an interest in literary pursuits”  The Woman’s Club of Petersburg continues to be active today. Among other activities The Woman’s Club has given to the Virginia Collection of books and other materials to enhance the collection at the Petersburg Central Library.  Visit www.petersburglibraryfoundation .org and learn more about your new library.

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