Snapshot Virginia 2018

Snapshot Virginia is a statewide initiative from the Virginia Library Association and the Library of Virginia intended to provide a “snapshot” of a day in the life of the library. On April 24th, we participated in Snapshot Virginia, and it is clear that Henrico County Public Libraries are important and highly valued institutions in the county.

Young boy (left) is creating a splatter painting while his caregiver (right) is watching in the Busy Hands program at Twin Hickory Library
Busy Hands at Twin Hickory

On that day, over 7,000 visited and checked out, on average, at least one book a piece. More than 300 people participated in a library program, came to storytime, or attended a class. We also asked you “Why do you love your library?” Here are a few of the answers we received:

"I work from home but I love working at the library because it helps me focus and I have a favorite study room with big windows! I love the light and feeling surrounded by nature!" - Elena A.

Two young teens studying with laptops in the teen space at Tuckahoe Library
Teen Study Space at Tuckahoe Library

"This is the loveliest location in Varina to read, be still, and enjoy the county. Better than a visit to Starbucks!" - Mary Beth A.

Three teens playing video games on separate desktop computers.
Gaming in the Teen Space at Tuckahoe Library

"I absolutely love Varina Library. I come here almost daily to write my novel's first draft. Been coming almost 1 year. The staff is so friendly and the space is beautiful." - Keba S.

Thank you to everyone who visited us that day and everyday!