Back to school!

8 Sep

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When you’ve got questions take a look at some of these resources:

Online Databases

The library pays for access to these quality resources, which provide up-to-date information that you can trust.

Databases like:

All you need is your library card for access to thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and more.

Here are all our databases and our suggested databases for kids.

Getting (free) LIVE Homework Help from a REAL TEACHER

Teachers are available to help students in grades 3-12 with Reading, Writing, Science and Math using Credo’s Homework Help.

Look for the “Tutoring in Math, Science, English & SAT” box on the right side of the page, then enter your first name, grade level and subject to get started.

Your Local Librarians

Don’t forget to visit your closest library when it’s homework time. All of our libraries have books and other resources to help with a wide variety of homework assignments. Best of all we have a great staff who can help connect you with the best resources for any assignment.

You can also get help from HCPL staff from home via email, text or chat with our askHCPL service.

We want this to be a successful school year for everyone so do not hesitate to ask us for help. It’s what we do.

Congratulations to this year’s Summer Reading Club winners!

5 Sep

Picture of prizesThe Summer Reading Club ended last week, we held our grand prize drawings and the winners are…

  • Grand Prize – $500 Gift Card to Great Wolf Lodge – JT V.
  • Code-A-Pillar – Declan L.
  • Ozobot – Benjamin K.
  • Makey Makey – Michaela C.
  • JBL Clip 2 – John S.

Congratulations to them and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Club. We hope you read some good books, attended some great library programs, and had a fun summer!

 

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up month!

1 Sep

It’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.

This year, to commemorate HCPL’s 50th anniversary we have a limited edition card for you while supplies last.

Thank you for a memorable eclipse!

22 Aug

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We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended one of the eclipse parties yesterday! Your enthusiasm, patience, and willingness to share made it a truly memorable celestial event. We are so happy you chose to experience the eclipse with us!

2017 Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation Grant

22 Aug Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation Logo

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We are happy to announce that Henrico County Public Library is a recipient of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation’s (VBCF) Library Program grant this year! The grant is awarded to select libraries in Virginia who apply and is intended to further the VBCF mission to educate the public about breast health and breast cancer.

This grant has financed the purchase of seven great titles on breast cancer and women’s health to be added to our collection. These titles will be placed on display at Sandston Library and, as with our other books, people anywhere in the county may place them on hold.  The grant also supplies large quantities of brochures in English and Spanish about the VBCF, breast cancer health, and getting access to treatment.

As it is the mission of VBCF to educate and advocate, it is our mission to connect people with the information they need. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide, and we believe providing access to these resources is vital to the well-being of our community.

Solar Eclipse Parties!

1 Aug

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People are getting excited about the eclipse on Monday, August 21! We are too! Did you know some of our libraries are hosting Eclipse Viewing Parties on that day too?

On the day of the eclipse, some of our libraries are hosting Eclipse Viewing Parties where people of all ages can learn about the science behind eclipses and view the eclipse with a pair of solar viewing glasses (free while supplies last).

The Eclipse Viewing Parties will be from 2 pm – 3:30 pm at the following libraries:

Eclipse glasses will be available at all Henrico Library locations in limited quantities on August 21, beginning at 1:30 pm.

This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. 

UPDATE: Safety first! Take a look at these safety tips for the day of the eclipse.

Summer Reading Midpoint

15 Jul

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We’ve reached the midpoint of this year’s Summer Reading Club-and there is a prize if you have met the Midpoint Goal!

If you have read for at least ten days (or 2 books for adults) and logged your reading, you’ve reached the goal and are eligible for the Midpoint Prize!

What is the Midpoint Prize? A Henrico Library sport pack and an entry into a drawing for a 4-pack of tickets to see the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Stop by your library and pick up your sport pack while supplies last!