C. Melvin Snow Memorial Branch
About This Branch
The C. Melvin Snow Memorial Branch was established with funding from Spotsylvania County, grant funds from the Virginia State Library, and a fundraising campaign spearheaded by the Friends of the Library. It occupies 4,500 square feet in a building originally constructed in 1920. The current library wing became the first Spotsylvania High School in 1940; C. Melvin Snow was its first principal, fondly remembered for his contributions to education and his support of his students. The building was renovated by Spotsylvania County in 1998, opening to the public on August 17.
Snow Branch has a collection of 41,857 items and provides regularly scheduled classes and events for all ages, 13 public-access computers, a quiet study area, and two meeting rooms. The building is accessible and has three accessible parking spaces in the lot.
Directions & Map
From the intersection of Route 1 and Courthouse Road/Lafayette Boulevard (4 Mile Fork):
- Take Courthouse Road (208 west). Follow Courthouse Road for about 6.5 miles until the stoplight at Rt. 208 Business.
- Turn left and follow 208 Business for about 1/2 mile.
- At the next stoplight, turn left continuing on Courthouse Road (208).
- Drive about 1/2 mile and you will pass Spotsylvania Middle School on the left.
- Immediately after the school you will see the Marshall Center on your right. Turn into the second driveway on your right and you will see C. Melvin Snow Memorial Branch at that end of the building adjacent to the parking lot.
Computers: 13 public-access computers
Wireless: All branches have wireless Internet access.
Meeting Rooms: 50-seat and 30-seat. Make reservations in advance by calling the branch.
Book Groups: Snow's Book of the Month group meets montly. See their selections in the Book Groups.
Collection Size: 41,857
Exhibits: Hall features occasional art exhibits of local artists.
Notary Public: On duty during most branch hours, but call ahead to be certain authorized staff is available. See more here.
Parking: 36 off-street parking spaces around building
Accessibility Features: 3 handicapped parking spaces, ramp at the entrance, wheelchair accessible button to open doors at entrance, no interior stairs, accessible bathrooms
Transportation: The Spotsylvania Purple Line stops in front of the building. See maps and schedules at www.ridefred.com.
Architect: The Lukmire Partnership, Arlington, Virginia