Summer Reading Challenge

(Guest post by Pat @ Headquarters)

In collaboration with the public schools, we are initiating an extra incentive for elementary school students who register for the library’s summer reading club.

Henrico County Public School elementary students who participate in this year’s club will be tallied by school. The school with the highest percentage of finishers (having read at least 10 books, or for 10 hours) will receive a trophy to keep on display for one year. The trophy will have a brass plate on the base, engraved with the winning school’s name and the year.

Schools will be grouped into three regions—North, East, and West—and three trophies will be awarded.  In addition to the trophies, each school will receive materials valued at $50 for the school library.

We will track progress during the summer and share this with the club participants through email and other methods.  We hope that with this added incentive, we can encourage even more students to participate and finish the summer reading club, and experience the joy of reading as a lifelong pursuit.

Schools by Region


Adams, Arthur Ashe ,Baker, Donohoe, Fair Oaks, Glen Lea, Harvie,  Highland Springs,  Mehfoud, Montrose, Ratcliffe, Sandston, Seven Pines, Varina, Ward


Chamberlayne,  Dumbarton, Echo Lake, Glen Allen, Greenwood, Holladay, Johnson, Laburnum,  Lakeside, Longan, Longdale, Trevvett,


Carver, Colonial Trail, Crestview, Davis, Gayton, Maybeury, Nuckols Farm, Pemberton, Pinchbeck, Ridge, Rivers Edge, Shady Grove, Skipwith Springfield Park, Three Chopt, Tuckahoe, Twin Hickory,