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It's time to announce the winners of this year's Elementary School Trophy Challenge!

They are...


Seven Pines



Near West



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b2ap3_thumbnail_Police---Motorcyle-on-the-Go.jpgView a motorcycle close up at North Park Library with Police's Josh Wharton while enjoying a cool treat courtesy of the Friends of the Library! We're meeting on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 3-4pm for the fun.

Remember, Reading Club ends on Monday - so add this event to your online log, along with those final books read to earn your prizes! 

By the way, did you know that motorcycle policemen have a history of being heroic?  In fact, the Make-a-Wish Foundation was co-founded by an Arizona motorcycle policeman by the name of Frank Shankwitz. It all started when Officer Frank helped a seven year old boy named Chris become an honorary policeman and earn his motorcycle officer's wings.  That was over 30 years ago and since then thousands of wishes have been granted - and - it all started with the generosity of a few creative public servants - and one motorcycle policeman.

And where did I learn this fact? Check out Heroes for My Son, or the accompanying Heroes for My Daughter, each by Brad Meltzer.  

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Lit Bits: The Letter B!

We are super-excited to continue our Lit Bits feature this week! Without further ado, allow us to introduce The Letter B!!!

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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This is the final week of the Summer Reading Club and the last Elementary School Trophy Challenge update! How is your school doing?b2ap3_thumbnail_src-trophy.png


  1. Mehfoud
  2. Seven Pines
  3. Adams


  1. Colonial Trail
  2. Kaechele
  3. Twin Hickory

Near West

  1. Trevvett
  2. Lakeside
  3. Holladay

Far West

  1. Gayton
  2. Davis
  3. Tuckahoe

The complete standings can be seen here.

Be sure to log the books you read and the programs you attend. We will post the winners next week!!

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Research Webinar for Homeschoolers

Hey homeschool families!  Did you know we offer online databases that present an alternative to conducting research on the open web? 

Join the folks from Credo Literati for a 45 minute online tour of Literati's e-book collection!  See the best full text reference e-books to help your students with their studies.  They will highlight content appropriate for ages 9 through 17 - all fully accessible from home with a library card.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015  at 10am EDT

Click to register: