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.


K-5 Grand Prize

Disc Golf Set

Makenna D.


Teen Grand Prize

GoPro Hero

Jonathan Y.


Adult Grand Prize

FitBit Charge

Andrea K.


(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

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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 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

Hooray for Hoopla!

12 Jun

hoopla Icon HiResWe’re excited to offer a new service! It’s called hoopla and it gives you the ability to borrow movies, videos and music straight from your browser, tablet, or smartphone!

We’ve never offered a service like this before and we think you’ll like it!

Hoopla give you access to thousands of popular music artists, hit movies and tv shows and all you need is your library card. Best of all…NO HOLDS!

Hoopla works on most mobile devces via the free hoopladigital app and on computers via the four major web browsers. Get the app from your device’s app store or point your computer’s browser to to get started!

Visit our eBooks page for more information and more detailed getting started instructions.

Varina Branch Library Relocating to New Varina Area Library in June 2016

20 Apr


Everyone is invited to a community celebration in honor of the opening of the Varina Area Library on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 6 – 9 pm.

The current Varina Branch Library will close permanently on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6 pm. The new library will be located at 1875 New Market Road and will be open for business beginning Thursday, June 2 at 9 am. It will feature:

  • Digital media lab with 3D printers
  • Drive-up service window and book return
  • Large, separate teen area
  • Dedicated children’s area
  • Group collaboration spaces
  • Large meeting room with updated technology
  • Conference room
  • Quiet reading room
  • Study rooms
  • More public use computers and devices
  • Updated collection
  • Demonstration kitchen.

For more information visit or call 290-9000.

Parking with a shuttle service for the opening celebration on June 1 will be located at Varina High School.