Crozet Library

Crozet LibraryHours:
Monday - Tuesday: 1pm - 9pm
Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday - Closed

Phone: 434.823.4050
Fax: 434.823.8399
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Crozet Library

Displays @ Crozet

The Work, The People, The Tunnels - Clann Mhor - Sept 1 to Oct 31 - Exhibit illustrating the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad Project in the 1850s.

Crozet Display.

History of the Woman's Club of Crozet - Woman's Club of Crozet - Sept 1 to Oct 14 - Highlights of Woman's Club of Crozet history including the founding of Crozet Library and a recent award. .

Crozet Display.

War of 1812 - The Shenandoah Chapter of the Daughters of the War of 1812 - Sept 1 to Oct 31 - Exhibit of model ships Of the War of 1812 with dolls dressed in the attire of the period. .

Crozet Display.

Programs for Adults


Meets monthly (Sept - July) on the 1st Monday of each month 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Please drop in and join us! Readers with gmail accounts can join the mailing list.

Program listings are below.


holiday for troops.

October 09, 2015

Come into the library during the countdown to Veteran’s Day and write a postcard to an anonymous member of the Armed Services. JMRL and Blue Star Families of Central Virginia will see that it reaches its recipient in time for the Winter Holidays. For all ages.


Learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application, or download an ebook. Meet with library staff for a 45-60 minute tutorial using either a public computer at the library or your own laptop. For an appointment, call 823-4050.


circle of books.

October 14, 2015
7:00 pm

Come and join this new group for relaxed, collaborative reading, listening and sharing. Come to any one, two or three sessions. For ages 17+.
Registration recommended and will begin September 2.


October 19, 2015
7:00 pm

Learn how to minimize your risk of identity theft, and what to do if you ever become a victim. Virginia Credit Union. Ages 18+.
Registration recommended and begins September 28.



October 27, 2015
4:30 pm

Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are interested in learning, and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Ages 8 to adult.
No registration required.



October 27, 2015
7:00 pm

With the setting sun as a backdrop and a warm drink to sip, listen to talented local actors read selected short stories aloud. A great way to spend an autumn evening.
Adults only, please.
No registration required.


book cover FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy

November 02, 2015
7:00 pm

Tells the story of Bathsheba Everdene, who must choose among three suitors in Wessex in the 1840s. Check the Catalog arrow

Elephant Sense and Sensibility, with Dr. Michael Garstang

November 04, 2015
7:00 pm

Elephants are presented as sentient beings, differing from humans not so much in kind, as in degree. If elephants think, act, feel and behave in ways we, as humans, recognize, how do we justify our dominion over these animals? Dr. Garstang is a Distinguished Emeritus Research Professor in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. Ages 16+.
No registration required.

The Giving Tree

November 09, 2015

Share your love of reading with a child enrolled in the local Head Start program. Select a name at a participating library beginning November 9 and buy a gift picture book to return unwrapped to the library by December 4. Available at the Central, Crozet, Gordon Avenue, Nelson, Northside, and Scottsville Branches.



November 09, 2015
7:00 pm

Save time by getting and keeping your financial records organized. Learn what records to keep, what to keep handy in case of a natural disaster, and how to take a home inventory. Virginia Credit Union. Ages 18+.
Registration recommended and begins October 19.

Special Film Program

WHITE: A SEASON IN THE LIFE OF JOHN BORDEN EVANS and Discussion with Filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley

November 12, 2015
7:00 pm

Best Documentary at the 2015 Richmond International Film Festival, “White: A Season in the Life of John Borden Evans” is about an artist, and a way of life. It is about a farm in a place in Virginia. It’s about food, God, love, water, trees, and the relentless relationship between time and oneself. Ages 16+.
No registration required.


book cover UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, by Jon Krakauer

December 07, 2015
7:00 pm

Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. Check the Catalog arrow

Window Stars Craft Workshop


December 09, 2015
7:00 pm

Learn how to fold colorful paper stars to display in the window for the holidays. All supplies provided. Ages 15+.
Registration required and begins November 18.



December 14, 2015
7:00 pm

Discover effective strategies for saving money, managing spending and improving your credit. Set personal finance goals to gain peace of mind and greater control over your money. Virginia Credit Union. Ages 18+.
Registration recommended, begins November 23.


book cover THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT by John Steinbeck

January 04, 2016
7:00 pm

Ethan Hawley works as a clerk in the grocery store owned by an Italian immigrant. His wife is restless; his teenaged children are troubled and discontented, hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards. Check the Catalog arrow

An Evening with Terra Voce

soireeTERRA VOCE, Cello and Flute Duo

January 07, 2016
7:00 pm

Cellist Andrew Gabbert and flutist Elizabeth Brightbill thrill audiences with their virtuosity, engaging, conversational style of presentation, and their genre-expanding programs that explore a wide range of musical styles, traditions, and cross-cultural influence. Their arrangements test the limits of what is possible on just two instruments. Ages 12+.
No registration required.

History of Crozet Library

Original Crozet Library
Original Crozet Library

The story of the Crozet Library goes back as far as 1907. Crozet historian Phil James included a chapter on the library's history in his first volume of Secrets of the Blue Ridge (Crozet Gazette Feb 2010).

For 25 years the library was located in the clubhouse of the Women's Club of Crozet. By the late 1940s, when the local library's collection had risen to as many as 3,000 books, it was augmented by visits from the Bookmobile of the McIntire Public Library in Charlottesville. The Bookmobile continued to visit Crozet until, in 1964, a branch of the McIntire Library opened in Crozet for the first time. The library opened on May 6, 1964 in a small building across the street from the old railroad depot. It was open 22 hours each week. After several years, it moved to the building on the square that now houses Crozet Hardware.

Old Railroad Depot
Crozet Library in Old Depot

During this period, the Crozet Library League was organized, and began raising funds to create a more permanent and suitable home for the library. In 1984, the Perry Foundation provided funding that allowed the old depot to be purchased and renovated for the library. This historic building, standing at the center of town, provided a lovely (but crowded) home for the library until the present building opened.

A new chapter began for the Crozet Library on September 28, 2013 when the doors to the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library formally opened to the public, following the traditional Crozet Library book brigade , and a Grand Opening celebration.

The Crozet/Western Albemarle Library, now open 52 hours each week, is a permanent public space that encourages and nurtures intellectual freedom and curiosity, and supports JMRL’s mission to help its communities grow, learn and connect. The building is designed to provide a collection of over 75,000 books. In addition to being an anchor for an active, growing community, the library stands as a permanent testament to the County and citizenry's dedication to lifelong learning.

The County of Albemarle funded construction of the new library and the local community raised funds needed to provide all the furnishings and equipment. In 2014 the building was awarded LEED Silver Certification, recognizing the library was designed and built to minimize environmental impact.