The Greene County Library had its beginnings in the late 1960's when a Library Committee, spearheaded by members of the Home Demonstration and Lions Clubs, formed to explore the idea of a library for the county and to generate support for its formation. Books were donated and permission granted to use the old County Jail as a home for the first library ever in Greene County. Volunteer staff worked the few hours that the library was open to the public.
The County completed construction of the new Library Building and opened the library in it's new home in May 2003. The new building also houses Jefferson Area Board for Aging and the Senior Center. This new facility is located near the Evergreene Retirement Community on Rt. 33 in Stanardsville.
Greene County, one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia, has a library that is keeping pace with the demands of its burgeoning population and which continues to grow as a resource enthusiastically used and supported by the local community, schools, and government.