Hertford County Public Library

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Basic Information

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10am -6pm, Tuesday 10am - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm
Address: 303 W. Tryon Street, Winton NC 27986
Phone Number: 252-358-7855
Fax Number: 252-358-0368
Director: Hugh Davis

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

WiFi available. Desktop computers, copier, and fax available. Printing available

Education Programs: Various programs throughout the month offered
Summer Programs: Collaborative Summer Library Program - summer reading program
Membership Details:

First library card is FREE afterwards it is $3 for replacement card.

Library Information:

We are one of the seven branches part of the Albemarle Regional Library system that servers Bertie, Gates, Hertford, and Northampton County. We are located in Hertford County, NC in the town of Winton, the county seat.

Library History:

Our library is here because of Katie Hart's dedication. Here's an excerpt from the Museum of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City, NC): "Katie Hart was a teacher supervisor in 1931 when she started a small library for African Americans in Hertford County. In 1938, she began a bookmobile service, noted in some sources to be the first in the United States to be owned by an African American. Her bookmobile served Hertford and Gates counties, and her books were available to all people. The Hertford County Colored Public Library ran from 1938 to 1969. It was the only library for African Americans in northeastern North Carolina during the Jim Crow era. Katie retired in 1969, when her library merged with the Albemarle Regional Library."

Exhibits: We have various exhibits/displays throughout the year

We have various events throughout the year including summer reading program, winter reading program, breast cancer awareness day, Take Your Child to the Library Day, yearly book sale, and more.