January 27, 2022

Camden County, NC Will Be Getting Their Own Public Library in July, Currently Only NC County Without Their Own

From The Virginia-Pilot:

As of July 1, Camden will no longer be North Carolina’s only county without a library.

After partnering with Pasquotank County for library services for more than 70 years, Camden plans to lease 6,800 square feet in a business park on Short Cut Road, furnish it and stock it with computers and about 20,000 books at a cost of $450,000, Camden County Manager Michael Renshaw said.

With a population of about 10,000, Camden is one of the smallest and poorest counties in the state. Most of its business district sits along U.S. 158 surrounded by vast farm fields.


With its own building, Camden’s annual library budget is expected to climb to about $190,000 annually, Renshaw said. But it will be more accessible to residents and will offer more parking than the Elizabeth City library.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.