2014 Book Drive for Henrico Christmas Mother

31 Oct Christmas Mother 2014 Book Drive
Christmas Mother 2014 Book Drive

Donate at your library by November 29.

The Henrico Christmas Mother donation season is coming up, and our Teen Advisory Boards are asking for your help. They want to be able to deliver A LOT of books this year to the Christmas Mother and would appreciate your donations of new or gently-used books for children and teens.

Who is the Christmas Mother? From their website:

Even in a relatively prosperous county like Henrico, there are many who struggle to provide basic necessities. Since 1942, Henrico Christmas Mother’s mission has been to provide holiday assistance to Henrico families with children, seniors age 65+ and disabled adults in the form of food, new clothing, books, toys and other gift items to those we serve.

Henrico County Public Library contributes by receiving your book donations throughout November. When the Christmas Mother starts taking their donations on December 3rd, we deliver the books we have collected to the Christmas Mother’s warehouse, where they will be distributed to people who will appreciate and love them.

All of our libraries have donation boxes where you can bring your children’s and teen books. We’re not picky; as long as they are in good shape, we’ll take them. Please drop off your donation by Saturday, November 29.

We hope you will donate a few books this year. They will make someone’s Christmas a little brighter.

A Songwriter’s Journey Through American Music

23 Oct
Angela Easterling

Angela Easterling at Sandston and Glen Allen Libraries

Angela Easterling, raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Greenville, SC, is a 2009 & 2010 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a 2011 Telluride Troubadour, and a 2012 Wildflower Performing Songwriter Finalist.  She will a perform a combination of her own original songs interspersed with selections of classic folk, roots, country, and rock tunes.

As part of her performance, she discusses the craft of songwriting and tells the
stories behind her songs and how they came to be, weaving in some of the history of roots music and the artists who have influenced her writing. Angela Easterling has presented this program as a part of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Root’s Music.”

She will be accompanied by accomplished guitarist Brandon Turner who has played with such well-known artists as Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris and Sierra Hull.

Thu. Nov. 6, 7:00 pm
Sandston Branch Library
23 E. Williamsburg Rd. • (804) 290-9900

Sat. Nov. 8, 2:30 pm
Glen Allen Branch Library
10501 Staples Mill Rd. • (804) 290-9500

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 henricolibrary.org/friends 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

Discover

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

Timelines

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!

 

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