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Ready, Set, Polka!

Get up and move to the happy sounds of polka music featuring Uncle Mike and his Pint Size Polkas! This engaging and interactive program features a multitude of dance opportunities, including special polka versions of the "Hokey Pokey," the "Chicken Dance," and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Fun for all ages!

Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 am - Libbie Mill
Tuesday, July 19, 2:30 pm - Tuckahoe 
Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 pm - Gayton
Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 am - North Park
Wednesday, July 20, 2:30 pm - Twin Hickory
Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm - Glen Allen
Thursday, July 21, 10:30 am - Varina 
Thursday, July 21, 2:30 pm - Fairfield
Thursday, July 21, 6:30 pm - Sandston

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First Trophy Challenge Update for 2016!

It's time for the first Elementary School Trophy Challenge update of 2016! This year we have grouped schools by their nearest Henrico County Public Library location. The leading schools are listed below. How is your school doing?



Glen Allen

Adams Nuckols Farm Glen Allen

Libbie Mill

North Park


Trevvett Chamberlayne Seven Pines


Twin Hickory


Maybeury Colonial Trail Ward

The complete standings can be seen here. 

There is still lots of time left in the challenge so be sure to how many days your read and the programs you attend.

We will post the next update in a few weeks! Will these schools be leading then? Stay tuned! 

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Here is our newest installment in our Lit Bits series: The Letter M!!!

Your Henrico County libraries love helping you get your children ready to read!  For more ideas and book recommendations, please visit our Ready for Kindergarten page or stop by your library today!

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Summer Reading Club Kickoffs

Let the Henrico County Public Library help your family keep in reading shape this summer! 

We've got some special guests to help us kick off the Summer Reading Club!

Enjoy some baseball stories and take part in baseball crafts and activities while getting the chance to meet either Nutzy or Flying Squirrels players (depending upon availability). 

Monday, June 27, 10:30 am - Sandston
Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 am - North Park
Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 am - Glen Allen
Friday, July 8, 10:30 am - Gayton

Sciencetellers will make things fly, spin, move, and soar while telling you a series of stories that will energize your summer. Throw on your lab coat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy! This spectacular adventure is sure to have you laughing, learning and having fun.


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2016 Elementary School Trophy Challenge

The annual Elementary School Trophy Challenge is back!

What is the Trophy Challenge?

It is a contest between all Henrico County's Elementary schools. The schools with the highest percentage of students who meet the Summer Reading Club's reading goal get a big shiny trophy with a brass plate engraved with their school's name to display during the school year.

How does it work?

  1. Henrico County Public School elementary students sign up for the Summer Reading Club.
  2. They log the number of days they read throughout the summer.
  3. The school with the highest percentage of finishers (having read at 20 minutes on at least 20 days) will receive a trophy to keep on display for one year. 

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 Library

We've changed how the trophies will be awarded this year. Schools will be grouped by their nearest Henrico County Public Library location. That means more trophies!!

In addition to the trophies, each winning school will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card valued at $50 for the school library.