Pasquotank Camden Branch Library

100 East Colonial Avenue
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


1926 - The Library roots started when Ms. Lillie Granby, President of the Elizabeth City Woman’s Club, organized a library in their Club House.

July 1938 - The library officially passed hands from the Woman’s Club into the control of Pasquotank County and the city of Elizabeth City.

August 1939 - First Summer Reading Program

1941- The library became the responsibility of Pasquotank and Camden Counties. It also became part of the East Albemarle Regional System.

1943 - The Enfield Branch (located in Elizabeth City near Pritchard St.) was opened.

1949 - The Old Trap Branch in Camden was opened.

1951 -The Cale Memorial Library (library for African Americans) became a branch of the Pasquotank Library.

1952 - The Old Trap Branch closed.

February 1956 - The Robinson’s offered their family home for the use of the library or other public purposes.

December 9, 1956 - The library had its grand opening in the Robinson House.

1963 - The Library was renamed the Pasquotank-Camden Library.

1965 - The Cale Street Memorial Library incorporated services in the Pasquotank-Camden Library.

1975 - The Robinson House was demolished to build a new library.

Nov. 9, 1975 - The library moved from its temporary location at the Virginia Dare Hotel to its new building.

May 14, 2007 - The library moved into its current location at 100 East Colonial Ave. The new library building is named the W. C. Witherspoon Memorial Library in honor of the first African American Pasquotank County Commissioner since reconstruction.

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