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Main Library


174 S. Main Street Main Library Building
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540.434.4475 option 1
Fax: 888.334.5211
Contact Us


Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12-4pm

Volunteer Opportunities

If you love your library consider becoming a Friend of MRL!

Interested in volunteering? We'd be very happy to have your help! Please download the following application and return it to the Main branch. Thank you!

Volunteer Application

Children's Programs


  • Momma Goose Rocks (ages birth-3) Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:15am
  • Music with Mother Goose (ages birth-5) Mondays @ 9:30am & 10:15am
  • Tremendous Toddlers (ages 2-3) Thursdays @ 11am
  • Precious Preschoolers (ages 3-5) Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 11am
  • Blissful Bedtime Stories (ages birth-5) Mondays @ 7pm
Cool Afterschool STEAM Programs (Grades K-5)  (Sept.-May) 
  • Kids Create 1st & 3rd Thursday monthly @ 4pm
  • LEGO Club 2nd Thursday monthly @ 4pm
  • Crafty Kids (grades K-5) 4th Thursday monthly @ 4pm
  • Dogs 2 Read 2 (grades K-5) Thursdays @ 4:30pm
Playful Puppets (all ages) Last Saturday monthly @ 1pm (Sept.-May)

Adult Programs

  • Fiction Book Club 1st Monday monthly @ 3pm. For more info call 540.433.7518.
  • Mystery Book Club 3rd Monday monthly @ 6:30pm. For more info call 540.433.7518.



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Free downtown parking (by hour limit) is available at a number of locations around the library. 2 hour parking can be found on Newman Avenue, East Water Street and S. Main Street adjacent to Dave's Taverna. 3 hour and 10 hour parking can be found at the parking decks on Bruce Street and Elizabeth Street and 10 hour parking is available at the Municipal Lot behind the City Municipal building on South Liberty Street. 
Please note: Between 8am-5pm, the lot behind the Hardesty-Higgins House is for visitors/tourists only.  We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to this request.

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