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Twin Hickory Lego Contest Winners Announced!

11 May

The winners of the annual Twin Hickory Lego Contest have been announced!  Congratulations to the winning designers and to all who entered – we had more entries than ever before, and so many incredible creations.  Here are this year’s winners:

lego A

lego Blego c

lego d

Thanks again to all who participated!  We hope you’ll join in the fun next year!

Great Free Legal Resources

3 May

Henrico County Public Library’s Government & Law Library Manager Benjamin Almoite has written up some of the best free legal resources you can access online and through our website.  Read about local and state laws, learn about your rights, and access free legal forms with the databases and sites listed below!

LegalForms — available using your Henrico library card
This comprehensive database contains “thousands of legal forms” covering “hundreds of legal subjects and issues.” In addition, LegalForms includes a national attorney directory, links to tax forms from all 50 states, a database of legal definitions, and a legal “Q & A”. Here is a tip: The database also includes a huge number of nonlegal sample letters that can help users with their business and/or personal correspondence. Type “nonlegal” in the search box at the top of the homepage to get the entire list.

Henrico County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
The Clerk’s Office website presents much information on its services, including handling marriage licenses, recording land records, registering business names, and processing permits to carry a concealed weapon. There are also quick links to related sites, such as the Virginia Judicial System’s court forms that can be filled out online. It is a great place to start if one plans to visit or do business at the Circuit Court.

Henrico County Municipal Code
These are two sites where you can find the Henrico County code online. The code as maintained by the County Attorney’s website is presented as PDFs. The code is also available at Municode.com and is easier to navigate, including a basic search feature for users.

Code of Virginia
While Henrico County’s larger Area libraries and the Municipal Government & Law Library all have official print copies of the state code, the official online version can be accessed here. Also included at the Code of Virginia homepage are links to the Virginia Administrative Code, the Virginia Assembly and the Constitution of Virginia.

VALegalAid.org
This website is geared to assist low-income individuals, but the information it offers can be very helpful to everyone. It covers many legal issues such as evictions, guardianships, and workers’ compensation. There is even an interactive “do-it-yourself divorce” interview module, to see if one’s circumstances might be appropriate for filing a divorce pro se, or without an attorney.

Congratulations to our 2016 Summer Reading Club grand prize winners!

2 Sep

Summer Reading Club is over and we hope everyone had a great summer, read some great books and is ready for fall.

Help us make next year even better by filling out our Kids Survey, Teen Survey, and/or Adult Survey.

You can still check in and print your reading list until the end of September – Kids | Teens | Adults

Lots of you met your age group’s reading goal this summer! When you reached that goal you were automatically entered into prize drawings. These random prize drawings were held recently and the winners are…

PreK Grand Prize

$50 World of Mirth Gift Card

Julia N.

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K-5 Grand Prize

Disc Golf Set

Makenna D.

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Teen Grand Prize

GoPro Hero

Jonathan Y.

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Adult Grand Prize

FitBit Charge

Andrea K.

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(We’ll add more pictures as we get them)

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

1 Sep

Library-Card-Month-2015-blogIt’s September. That means it’s National Library Card Sign-Up month!

You can do a lot with your library card. In addition to checking out books and movies it gives you access to:

Library cards are free for Henrico County residents. Many non-residents qualify for a free card too! And in September, we are waiving the cost of replacing lost or damaged cards!

Visit your library to find out how to get your own library card and (re)discover all the things you can do at the library.

Food Drive Update

8 Aug

FoodDrive 2016 200pxThank you to everyone who donated food during last month’s food drive.

You donated 761 pounds of food to the Central Virginia Food Bank. Wow!

Thank you so much!

Take a Hike with Our New Nature Exploration Backpacks

22 Jul

Thanks to a partnership between the Library of Virginia, Virginia State Parks and the Science Museum of Virginia. Henrico County Public Library now has Nature Exploration Backpacks available for check out.  Each backpack checks out for 14 days and contains information and materials to make a trip to one of Virginia’s 36 state parks a fun learning experience for the entire family.NatureKitContents

Each Backpack contains the following:

  • Parking Pass for free parking/entrance to all Virginia State Parks
  • Pocket Naturalist Bugs and Slugs Guide
  • Pocket Naturalist Animal Tracks Guide
  • Pocket Naturalist Virginia Birds Guide
  • Pocket Naturalist Mammals Guide
  • Pocket Naturalist Virginia Trees & Wildflowers Guide
  • Port-A-Bug Field Observation Container
  • Big Foot Leave No Trace Ethics Card
  • Magnifying Lens
  • Dip Net
  • Activities

Check our catalog for availability and check out your backpack on reserve today.

July Food Drive

13 Jul

FoodDrive 2016 200pxPlease help the Central Virginia Food Bank feed children and seniors living in poverty and many others in need in our community. Visit feedmore.org to learn more about the fight against hunger.

We will be collecting food donations for FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank at any of our locations until July 31.

Some of the most needed items are:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna and Chicken
  • Low Sodium Veggies
  • Fruits Packed in Juice
  • Spaghetti Sauce (no glass)
  • Canned or Dry Beans
  • Hot & Cold Cereals
  • Whole Grain Snacks