Awarded by the Virginia Public Library Director's Association
The Appy Hour program at Henrico County Public Library (HCPL) invites members of the community to bring their smartphones and tablets to learn about helpful free mobile applications, better known as apps. Accessing the Library’s eBooks and digital magazines using a tablet or mobile phone requires the use of mobile apps. While helping patrons with library-specific apps, library staff found that many patrons wanted to know more about apps and how they work in general. The first Appy Hour took place on January 13, 2014 and was successful with 10 people in attendance. The program has now been adopted by other libraries in the system further helping citizens in the County with their digital needs.