Hampstead’s New Library

by | Aug 7, 2023 | Hampstead, Pender County

Pender County Library invites public input on the location of the new Hampstead Library.

Pender County is contemplating the construction of a new, larger library in Hampstead and is seeking public feedback on the location. The new library would replace the existing Hampstead Branch.

Two options are under consideration, both on U.S. Highway 17. The first option is to renovate and expand the existing Hampstead Branch on Library Drive (across the street from Taco Bell and Wendy’s), while the second proposes constructing an entirely new library next to the Pender County Government Annex in Hampstead (across the street from Bojangles).

No matter which option is chosen, the size of the new, larger library would be the same at either location.

Additionally, the associated project costs are expected to be roughly equal. This is because if the county renovates and expands the existing Library Drive site, the county will need to purchase additional surrounding property. On the other hand, if the new library is built at the Annex site, the county could offset costs by selling the existing Library Drive property.

Build Hampstead Library Pender NC

July 20 to August 20
To gather public opinion, a survey is available both in paper form at the Hampstead Branch Library (75 Library Drive) and the Main Library in Burgaw (103 S. Cowan Street) and online at penderpubliclibrary.org. The survey will be open from July 20 to August 20.

Public Information Sessions
Tuesday, August 8 at 6 pm
Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 am

Two public information sessions at the Hampstead Branch Library will provide attendees with the opportunity to ask questions and learn additional details about the two locations under consideration.

For more information:
Allen Phillips-Bell at (910) 259-0306
or abell@pendercountync.gov

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