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Introducing Lit Bits!!

We are thrilled to introduce a new resource for parents and caregivers: LIT BITS!!


Lit Bits are short videos featuring Henrico County Library staff sharing rhymes and songs, along with information about how these activities help your kids get ready for reading success. We will be sharing a new Lit Bit every other week here:


Check out our first Lit Bit: The Letter A!!!


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Even older sisters, brothers, and cousins can test out their budding mother's-helper babysitting knowledge with this series of books:


Babysitting Basics: Caring for Kids (J 649.1024 Browning)
Babysitting Rules: A Guide for When You're in Charge (J 649.1024 Browning)
Babysitting Activities: Fun with Kids of All Ages (J 649.1024 Mattox)
Babysitting Safety: Preventing Accidents and Injuries (J 649.1024 Mehlman)
Babysitting Skills: Traits and Training for Success (J 649.1024 Mattox)
Babysitting Jobs: The Business of Babysitting (J 649.1024 Mehlman)



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It's time for an Elementary School Trophy Challenge update! How is your school doing?b2ap3_thumbnail_src-trophy.png


  1. Seven Pines
  2. Mehfoud
  3. Adams


  1. Colonial trail
  2. Twin Hickory
  3. Kaechele

Near West

  1. Trevvett
  2. Johnson
  3. Chamberlayne

Far West

  1. Gayton
  2. Davis
  3. Three Chopt

The complete standings can be seen here.

There are three weeks left in the challenge so be sure to log the books you read and the programs you attend. We will post the next update in a few weeks!

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Wrap up summer with a picnic, and get inspired by these titles:


Picture Books

Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies - Join the bats for a beach picnic; don't forget your moon-tan lotion!

The Simples Love a Picnic by J.C. Phillipps - Nothing goes right during this family of four's humorous outing.


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There’s always that one kid, isn’t there? That kid who loosens the lid of the salt shaker, puts plastic wrap over the toilet seat, or short sheets the beds. In the book The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John, prankster Miles Murphy is beyond such small time pranks—he’s the king of pranksters! At least, that’s what he thinks until he moves to Yawnee Valley and discovers his new rival, Niles Sparks. Everyone thinks Niles is “the good kid,” the principal’s pet, but Miles knows better. Niles’ pranks are sheer genius, but Miles is determined to be even better.  Niles wants to team up, but Miles wants to be the prankster king, not somebody’s partner. Will Niles be able to persuade Miles to team up and pull off the biggest prank in history? 

Kids who enjoy Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books will enjoy this laugh-out-loud tale.  Also available as an e-book.