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New coffee shop opens in Vinton Library

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–A new coffee shop has opened in the Vinton Library—the East County Café. The café is taking over the mezzanine space formerly occupied by Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company. The café formally opened on December 12. It is managed and operated by the Roanoke County Parks and Recreation Department, an extension of... »

Vinton Library celebrates one year anniversary, adds new staff

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Vinton Public Library celebrated its one year anniversary on November 18. “The Vinton library has exceeded all expectations that I had for our new library,” said Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jason Peters. “It has become a catalyst for bringing more people into our downtown area, something that we have needed for many... »

Check out a telescope from the Vinton Library

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Thanks to funding from the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society (RVAS), the Friends of the Library organization, and James O’Brien of Vinton, the Vinton Public Library now has a telescope available for library patrons to check out. The club has donated about 10 telescopes to libraries in the area since 2012. The library telescope program... »

Vinton Planning Commission recommends rezoning former Vinton Branch Library–a little history

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Vinton Planning Commission voted to recommend rezoning of the  former Vinton Branch Library located on Washington Avenue at their meeting on June 9. The next step is a public hearing before Vinton Town Council scheduled for June 21. The proposal is to rezone the property from Residential Business to General Business. Entrepreneur Richard... »

Jack Tales Storytellers to appear at Vinton Heritage and Storytelling Festival May 14

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Vinton will be holding its first Heritage and Storytelling Festival on Saturday, May 14, at the Vinton History Museum and also cross the street at the Vinton Public Library. The Vinton Historical Society is partnering with the library and the Town of Vinton to put on the event which is scheduled to last from... »

Guitar instructor provides “Music instruction for the song inside the soul” at Vinton Library

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–In bygone days children came to public libraries for story time and to gather information for homework and projects. Adults came to check out books. With advancements in technology, computer labs were added. Now libraries like Vinton’s also have Makerspaces where technology and creativity combine, and even small business centers. However, one of the... »

Coffee shop opens in Vinton Library, the fireplace is lit

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Shop has now opened in the Vinton Library. Their first day of business was November 30. The coffee shop is located on the mezzanine level of the new library. Their hours of operation are from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, on Friday from 7... »

Best-selling author kicks off programs at new Vinton library

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Vinton Library opened on November 18 and kicked-off their new library programs with best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb on November 19. McCrumb, who lives in Roanoke County, read from and discussed several of her historical novels set in the southern mountains of the Appalachian region. She has won numerous awards for her contributions to... »

Vinton and Roanoke County deliver the library the public requested

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The new Vinton Public Library is now open for business. A huge crowd of dignitaries, town and county employees, builders, and just regular citizens turned out for the ribbon-cutting event on November 18. Many of those citizens had a part in the construction of the library because they contributed their ideas and opinions in... »

Vinton dedicates new library

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Ground was broken on the new Vinton Public Library project in April 2014. The ribbon was cut for the grand opening on November 18, 2015. Board of Supervisors Chairman Jason Peters noted in this week’s State of the County address that “the new Vinton library will take its place as a focal point for... »