Friends of the Library Week

21 Oct

Made possible by the Friends

National Friends of the Libraries Week is October 19-25 and is a great opportunity to recognize all our Friends do for the Library!

The Friends of the Henrico County Public Library make a positive contribution to the Library by volunteering their time and by providing financial support from their book sales and memberships.

All Henrico Reads

Some of the things they sponsor are:

Visit to join today!

Summer Reading Club

World Book Online is More Than Just an Encyclopedia

18 Sep

We have added a new premium online resource to help with homework this school year. All you need is your library card to access it anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.

World Book Online is divided into six modules:

World Book WebInfo Finder

Homework and research project help for elementary and middle school students.

  • More than 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles
  • World Book Biography Center, with more than 10,000 biographies
  • Science projects and experiments
  • Comprehensive multimedia collections including World Book Explores and geography resource guides
  • Thousands of links selected by World Book editors and expert contributors


Atlas, dictionary, life skills and more.

  • Research tools including Citation Builder, How to Do Research guides, and personalized My Research account
  • Extensive dictionary
  • Interactive Earth, including the World Book Atlas, Interactive Maps, Outline Maps and Flags, and more
  • Educator tools

For Kids

General reference especially for younger children.

  • Thousands of easy-to-read articles
  • Interactive games and activities
  • Printable teaching worksheets, lesson plans, and learning activities


Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

The Early World of Learning

Resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.

World Book Spanish/Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Beginner’s Spanish language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish.

Text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video also make World Book Web a great resource for students with language or learning difficulties.

It’s Time to Get Your Geek On

17 Sep

We are participating in the Geek the Library national library awareness campaign! Our goal is to initiate conversations with you about what you geek or what you are passionate about.  Not only will we get to know you better but we can share how the library can support your passions.

Everyone is passionate about something—everyone ‘geeks’ something—and Henrico County Public Library supports it all.  The next time you are at the library, don’t be shy…let us know what you geek!

Try out new books from home with our Online Book Club!

17 Sep

image001 The Online Book Club is an effortless way to discover new authors and sample books. Every day Dear Reader will e-mail you a 5-minute sample. By the end of the week you’ll have read 2 to 3 chapters. If you’re hooked, check out the book at one of our libraries.

Every week the club samples a new book. Monday through Friday, a quick 5 minute read is delivered to your email. At the end of Friday’s read, the ending page number is given, so when you pick up the book from the library, you know where you left off.

Sign up for online book clubs reading fiction, mysteries, romance, nonfiction, teen, classics and more.

Summer Reading Club Prize Winners

11 Sep

Last week we posted a list of all the people who won a Summer Reading Club prize. This week we are posting pictures of some of them with their prizes.

Congratulations to all of the prize winners and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Club!


Summer Reading Club 2014 Prize Drawing Winners!

4 Sep

What a summer we had! There was music, science, games, crafts and lots and lots of reading. We had a lot of fun and have already started planning for next year. We’d also like to give special thanks to our wonderful Friends of the Library, the Children’s Museum of Richmond, Chik‑fil‑A, and Jason’s Deli, and Menchies who all helped make this year’s Summer Reading Club great!

By the last day of Summer Reading Club (August 30th) 5,119 people had reached their reading goal:

  • 3,248 Kids met their goal of 10 books read, hours read, or programs attended
  • 722 Teens met their goal of 5 books read or programs attended
  • 1,149 Adults met their goal of 5 books read or programs attended

Each participant who met their goal was entered into three drawings for great prizes like iPad Minis and gift cards. We just completed our prize drawings, and there are 33 lucky winners!

We are in the process of notifying all the winners directly. Congratulations everyone! If you didn’t win a prize, don’t worry, there’ll be another Summer Reading Club next year. It will be just as

This year’s winners are:

Systemwide Grand Prize Winners

  • Adults iPad Mini Winner: Ann S., a patron of Mobile Library
  • Teens iPad Mini Winner: Destiny R., a patron of Fairfield
  • Kids iPad Mini Winner: Shrouk Y., a patron of Tuckahoe

Branch Drawing Winners


  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Sara H.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Cayla R.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Tyler L.


  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Sarah H.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Ayman M.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Thomas K.


  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Vidya N.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Isabelle S.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Cabell P.

Glen Allen

  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Michelle S.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Carlos C.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Charles G.

Mobile Library

  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Louise T.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Kary R.

Municipal Government & Law

  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Joyce C.

North Park

  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Patti R.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Caleb H.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Parker H.


  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Mary S.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Bree R.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Lillian C.


  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Sally I.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Cassandra K.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Addy H.

Twin Hickory

  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Helen C.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Jenna R.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Aaron W.


  • Adults Gift Card (Restaurant): Haley R.
  • Teens Gift Card (Jumpology): Janea T.
  • Kids Gift Card (Jumpology): Wayne W.

Need homework help? We can help with that!

29 Aug

Online Databases

You can find lots of great information online, but how do you know it is from a source you can trust? We suggest using our premium online databases.

The library pays for access to these quality resources, which give you up-to-date information that you can trust.  All you need is your library card for access to thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.

Here are all our databases and our suggested databases for kids.

Ask a Librarian

Give your library a call; or email, text or chat with us via askHCPL

Getting (free) LIVE Homework Help from a REAL TEACHER

Homework Help

Teachers are available to help students in grades 3-12 with Reading, Writing, and Math using Literati’s Homework Help.

Click on the black “Homework Help” tab on the right side of the page, then enter your first name, grade level and subject to get started.


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