catalog   site

Back to Catalog

 catalog   site 

Library News

Talking about Race with Children

An array of book covers featuring books mentioned in this post

A great deal of research has been done concerning how young children become aware of race. It all points to a very clear fact: kids pick up on racial differences during the very first years of life. Our librarians have pulled together a list of books that are helpful for having conversations about race and culture. They are a starting point and will hopefully be a support for our Henrico families.

Read More

The One Henrico Reading Challenge is your Summer Reading destination!

One Henrico Summer Reading Challenge logo over an illustration of a person reading next to a dog with the shadow of a castle and dragon in the background

The One Henrico Reading Challenge started as a fun way to share reading activities during the stay-at-home order, and starting June 15, it is the official Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge! If you haven’t already, sign up to participate in our fun weekly activities designed to help you grow your love of reading and discover a great big world of learning. Logging your reading and learning will earn you chances to win cool prizes, provided by the Friends of Henrico County Public Library.

Read More

Career Resources from Your Library

Photograph of a desktop with resume

In a challenging job market, you may need assistance reworking your resume, refreshing your skill sets, or exploring career alternatives. HCPL has free online resources and print books to help you in your job search – all you need is a library card.

Read More

Read Aloud Like a Librarian

Photograph of a man reading to a baby

Reading to young children as early as possible can help strengthen the bond between parent and child, increase vocabulary, and teach kids about the wider world. HCPL offers storytimes for all ages, from birth to preschool, and we wanted to share tips caregivers can use to read like a librarian.

Read More

What to Read if You Love Dungeons and Dragons

cropped image of the cover of Critical Role depicting the main characters

If you’re missing D&D or your gaming group, Henrico Library’s collection has you covered. Between books, audiobooks, and graphic novels, there are plenty of fantastic stories featuring swords and sorcery to choose from. If you want to lose yourself in an epic story about a distant land, delve into forgotten crypts, or get inspiration for your own games, keep reading and take a look at the titles below.

Read More

DIY Kids Songs

Photograph of a young child playing a ukulele

Sharing music and singing together are great ways to connect, educate, and have fun with the children in your life. HCPL librarians have some tips for ways you and your little ones can get creative and learn together through music.

Read More

World War II Books for Teens

a cropped image of the cover of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

This year marks the 75th commemoration of the end of World War II, an event that has produced countless stories of bravery, tragedy, and triumph. These World War II books are not just for history buffs. They are stories that help us connect to the past, and give hope for the future.

Read More

Nurture Your Garden

Illustration of a variety of gardening tools on a green background

Springtime is here! Warm sunlight and gentle breezes are calling us to spend some time outside. Whether you have a huge back yard, a tiny patch of earth, or a porch with a few pots, gardening is a great way to do just that. Henrico County Public Library has a plethora of online options to get you growing!

Read More

Science Fiction: Finding Comfort in Possibilities

Scifi Robots

Aliens, strange worlds, sentient robots, interstellar spaceships… science fiction focuses on worlds and realities that we can only imagine. It can be wonderfully fun and even comforting to escape to these unknowns. Here are some of our favorite titles, both new and old, that push the limits of imagination.

Read More
Feedback

Feedback Form

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Follow Us

©  Henrico County Public Library. All rights reserved.
Henrico County Government | Disclaimer
Henrico County Seal